Sportswear brand SIX5SIX has launched the new home and away kits for the Indian national football team. The new design, named Panthera Tigris, is a cross between sportswear and streetwear and has been curated to be comfortable both on and off the pitch. Sunil Chhetri and company will be expected to turn out in their new colours when international duties resume later this year.
The home kit is primarily blue with a design that incorporates the stripes of a tiger in the top half and an orange horizontal band just above the midriff. The collar lining is also orange. The All India Football Federation (AIFF) crest is placed on the left while the SIX5SIX branding is on the right. On the other hand, the away kit is white and also has the stripes and the orange band. The new jerseys are made with 100% soft polyester fabric and feature unSWT technology for maximum breathability and comfort. The new range can be purchased from the company’s own online store or through the AIFF website.
India is expected to play next in March 2021 when they host Qatar in a 2022 World Cup Qualifier. They will then face Bangladesh away and host Afghanistan in June to close out their qualifying campaign. Eight group winners and the four best runners-up will progress to Asia’s 12-team qualifying stage for next year’s World Cup. With three points from five games, India still has a chance of finishing third in Group E and thereby getting a direct berth in the third round for the 2023 Asian Cup Qualifiers.