Russia to Launch New Kit for 2017 Confed Cup

Not only Germany will receive a new kit for next year's Confederations Cup. Russia, host of the tournament the World Cup the year after and also equipped by Adidas, will release a new jersey this fall as well. The Russia 2017 home kit will be released in October 2016 and is expected to be worn up until the launch of the Russia 2018 World Cup shirt, slated for fall 2017.

Russia 2017 Confed Cup Kit

This image shows the colors of the upcoming Adidas Russia 2016-2017 soccer jersey.

After the last two Russia jerseys by Adidas were dark red, the Russia 2017 home shirt will return to a light red base. The official name of the color used for the Russia 2017 kit is 'Scarlet' and was used for the Euro 2016 shirts of Belgium and Spain.

Design-wise, we know quite a bit about the Russia 2017 kit. It is said to be drawing inspiration from the an iconic 1980s Adidas USSR kit that features an interesting zig-zag print (picture via Ebay). Like the shirt from the 1980s, the Russia 2017 home shirt will combine the red base with white trim.

The shorts and socks of the Russia 2017 Confed Cup kit will both be of the same color as the shirt, and combined with white applications as well.

Russia will host next year's Confederations Cup. They will be joined by Germany, Australia, Chile, Mexico and New Zealand. Both the winner of the 2016 Euro final and the 2017 Africa Cup champion will also join the field.

Russia 2017 Confed Cup Away Kit

This is the new (and old) Russia 2017 away jersey.

Just like with Germany, the Russia 2016 away shirt will be carried over to serve as away shirt throughout the 2017 Confed Cup.

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