Italy and PUMA have unveiled a commemorative green kit inspired by a jersey the Italians wore 65 years ago in a 2-0 win over Argentina.
The kit stands out as it moves away from the traditional blue and white colours the Azzurri are commonly known for and have instead opted for a striking emerald green pattern.
The design is said to be a celebration of the new generation of young stars coming through the Italian ranks with PUMA captioning their unveiling video with the motto 'A New Wave Rises'.
#Italy’s new #Renaissance Kit celebrates the #Azzurri’s rising talents 🇮🇹✨— Italy (@azzurri) October 7, 2019
The article 👉 https://t.co/X6TEUFTUYI@pumafootball drew inspiration from the green shirt worn just once by Italy in the 2-0 win over #Argentina at #Rome’s Stadio Olimpico in 1954#NewWaveRises pic.twitter.com/v4F8yafD6E
Players such as Nicolo Barella, Nicolo Zaniolo and Federico Chiesa highlight Italy's trust in their younger generation to shine through.
The emerald green is complemented by a navy collar and trims, with a renaissance mosaic pattern seen throughout the design.
Both the PUMA and Italy logos stand out in gold that further gives the kit a classy look.
The kit has received rave reviews on social media.
Oh my. Italy's new third shirt, dubbed the 'Renaissance Kit', is an absolute stunner 😍 pic.twitter.com/7ltC4AFxDj— FOOTY.COM (@footydotcom_) October 7, 2019
Italy’s new renaissance kit is unbelievable. Mamma Mia. pic.twitter.com/TYdpqUcfDL— Elliot Hackney (@ElliotHackney) October 7, 2019
Italy will wear the kit against Greece this weekend in the Euro 2020 qualifier, with the Azzurri donning green for only the second time in their history.