BRAZIL Winners of an unprecedented 5 World Cups and the only nation to have played in every tournament, Brazil might not have invented football but they redefined it. Home to the infectious joga bonito style of play and many of the greatest players the world has ever seen, life and football in Brazil are intertwined. These are represented by the five stars on the shirt, with the end of the words “Live” and “Futbol” cut off and inverted to respectively complete each other. Get Brazil here
GERMANY One of the most successful national team sides, Germany are the winners of three World Cup titles while being runner ups an astonishing four times, and finishing in third place four times. Die Mannschaft are the only nation to have won both the men and the women’s World Cups in history. With an assembly line of world class young talent and proven veterans, the Germans live and breathe football in a way that would make any other nation envious. The titles are represented by the three stars on the shirt with the end of the words “Live” and “Futbol” cut off and inverted to respectively complete each other. Get Germany here
ITALY The Azzurri, wearing the Savoy Blue representative of the Kingdom of Italy, the dynasty that unified Italy in 1861 and the official standard of the Italian President have won the World Cup four times. They have also appeared in two other finals and finishing in third and fourth place in two others as well. Known for their legendary cast of defenders and an array of handsome, intelligent and refined midfielders, the 9th ranked team by FIFA are easily one of the world’s most dominant and recognizable teams. The four stars on the shirt represent their title wins while the end of the words “Live” and “Futbol” cut off and inverted, respectfully completing each other to show how deep ingrained the football is to Italian life. Get Italy here
LBF Cup Winners For those involved in football, the game doesn’t stop once you leave the field. The game is played on the pitch of life, every breathe is another chance at improvement, not only in the game but in life in general. If you can live life with the same drive and passion that you play the game, achieving your dreams would be a matter of time rather than if. The words “Live” and “Futbol” are cut and inverted, to show that these two things complete each other and are one in the same. As Terry Pratchett said ““The thing about football - the important thing about football - is that it is not just about football.” Get LBF here
Eat, Sleep, Breathe Futbol Cristiano Ronaldo, arguably the best player in the world at the moment, captured the passion and obsession with football perfectly when he stated “I am not a perfectionist, but I like to feel that things are done well. More important than that, I feel an endless need to learn, to improve, to evolve, not only to please the coach and the fans, but also to feel satisfied with myself. It is my conviction that here are no limits to learning, and that it can never stop, no matter what our age.” It isn’t madness but an endless thirst of improvement and love for the game that drives those in football. It is a sport that sets its limits on the individual and if you are willing to surpass those limits then you will be unstoppable.