Right now the crème de la crème of footballers from 32 nations are waking up to their childhood dreams quickly developing into reality. With the World Cup just around the corner, a full month of football from 12th June to 13th July will be taking over the media, not only will the passionate players and the lucky 600,000 international tourists to descend on Brazil will be overwhelmed with emotions, all of us at home will be glued to the TV screen whether or not we are diehard fans of the beautiful game.
This year will be the 2nd time Brazil will host the event, and rightly so as they have lifted the prestigious World Cup 5 times, which is more than any other nation. 64 gripping matches are to be played across 12 cities, with half of the stadiums being built from scratch just for this event, they will be worth watching. The nail biting final will be held in Estádio do Maracanã, the stadium currently seats 78,838 spectators.
With many of the young potential football stars of Brazil, learning their skills on the streets and on the beach barefoot, what better brand of heritage street wear to create a collection to commemorate the competition than Fred Perry? Here at Aphrodite we will be stockists of the Brazilian, English, Spanish & Italian polo shirts, which will be released on Monday the 12th of May. All of the shirts could be investment pieces to wear down the pub at the final, with Spain being the reigning champions, Italy with four wins under their belts, Brazil playing in their home country as an advantage and England must be due a win since ’66, at least one of these teams should play the final.
The Fred Perry Country polo shirts are in the iconic silhouette, with a two button fastening and twin tipped collars. The Laurel Wreath boldly features on each shirt with the country’s name underneath; all of the shirts are in the country’s football strip colours. Fred Perry polo shirts are so easy to style, either button them up and throw on with jeans, or pair with a blazer for a more relaxed formal look. These shirts should be the main feature in every football fan’s wardrobe this summer.