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Nike Football unveils Portugal Away National Team Kit

Portugal’s new away kit draws inspiration from the country's adventurous seafaring history and famous explorers. 

The away jersey is white with a large cross on the front -- a revered national symbol that was emblazoned on the sails of Portuguese ships. The half-red, half-green cross is divided diagonally at the center to represent the Armillary Sphere, a Portuguese national symbol for 500 years and also found on the nation's flag. Another Armillary Sphere symbol can be found inside the jersey's neck.

In line with Nike’s commitment to superior athletic performance and lower environmental impact, the fabric of the new kit’s shorts is made with 100 percent recycled polyester, while the fabric of the shirts is made with at least 96 percent recycled polyester.  Each kit is made using an average of 13 recycled plastic bottles.

The fabric is also up to 23 percent lighter than the version four years ago. Embedded with Nike Dri-FIT technology, the kits help to regulate players temperatures on the pitch by removing sweat from the body to keep them dry and cool faster than ever before. 

Laser-cut ventilation on the shirt promotes localised cooling where athletes need it most so they can remain focused on the game. 

A new double knit structure and yarns also makes this kit 20 percent stronger, with no compromise to fit and feel and natural cotton added for comfort.

The away shorts are white. The away socks, now with improved cushioning for greater comfort, movement and protection, are also white with a small green cross on the back of each calf. 

Base layer apparel includes Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong shorts and Nike Pro Combat Hypercool 2.0 top. The base layer and kit combine to create the modern uniform of dress for football. The Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong compression men's slider shorts provide added support featuring padded waist and thigh protection in the most critical areas so players can train and tackle with confidence, while mesh fabric is placed in the high heat zones for breathability.The Nike Pro Combat Hypercool 2.0 top delivers ventilation and sweat-wicking fabric to help keep athletes cool and comfortable during practice and match play.