Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has been showing off Germany’s new kit in preparation for their World Cup defence in Russia in 2018.
Joachim Löw’s side lifted the World Cup for the first time in 24 years by winning the tournament in Brazil two years ago, with Mario Gotze’s extra-time goal enough to see off Argentina 1-0 in the final.
And now the Germans are preparing for their title defence by unveiling a new kit ahead of the competition, which they will debut on Friday November 11 in their qualifier against San Marino.
The new Adidas kit, which has been inspired by the away shirt worn by their World Cup winning team of 1990, was modelled by Ozil, Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan and Bayern Munich’s Mats Hummels, and is complete with a ‘FIFA Champions 2014’ crest in the middle.
Ozil is likely to be an important part of the German team that attempts to defend their crown in Russia in two years’ time, especially given his form for Arsenal this season.
The attacking midfielder has already netted seven times for the Gunners in this campaign, including a hat-trick in their 6-0 Champions League win over Ludogorets last month, and is well on his way to surpassing his tally of eight for Arsene Wenger’s side last time around.