Mexico’s World Cup green jerseys pay homage to Aztec deity Quetzalcoatl

The iconic green jersey has returned for Mexico’s national teams.

After years of experimenting with different shades and colors, El Tri have returned to their traditional roots with the release of a striking green top for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Inspired by the Aztec deity Quetzalcoatl, the “plumed serpent”, Mexico’s kit shines with a design reminiscent of the god’s plumage and the feathered headdress known as the “copilli”.

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“For this season’s home kit, worn on football’s biggest stage, we wanted to capture the spirit of the nation with a design that’s deeply rooted in Mexico’s culture,” said James Webb, Senior Product Designer at adidas, in one Explanation . “The head and feathered headdress of the Aztec deity Quetzalcoatl is proudly displayed on the shirt, which features an all-new crest.”

Mexico’s revamped coat of arms, which has now undergone a seventh revision since its inception in 1930, was unveiled for the first time last December at the Estadio Azteca, the country’s legendary home. Similar to the latest kit, the changes in the Coat of Arms were influenced by traits of the pre-Hispanic culture.

El TriThe throwback to the 2022 home kit has also brought back the classic combination of white shorts and red socks. Green socks were also unveiled, giving Mexico the option of using either the signature green-white-red mix or even a green-white-green for the home kit.

When are the jerseys worn? Fans don’t have to wait too long.

According to the Mexico Football Confederation, the women’s national team will debut the green jersey in an upcoming CONCACAF W Championship match against the United States on Monday, July 11 El Tri Femenil To keep their 2023 Women’s World Cup hopes alive through a potential playoff spot, they must somehow find a way to defeat the defending World Cup champions, who have not lost a game since last August.

Perhaps Quetzalcoatl’s divine help is just what they need and if they succeed, it could potentially be a sign of even better things to come for the men’s team in November…

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Emma Bowman

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