Mexico stays traditional with green World Cup jerseys

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El Tri will have a familiar look, with Adidas unveiling a green shirt Thursday before November's friendly matches in Europe

Mexico will be sporting a familiar look at the 2018 World Cup, with a traditional green shirt the first to emerge as one of the confirmed kits for El Tri.

The shirt features three stripes coming up each side of the front and across the back says "Soy Mexico" ("I am Mexico") below the collar and above the nameplate.

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Star Mexico forward Chicharito marked himself as a fan of the shirt, saying he's "counting the hours" until he first wears the kit on the field.

 

Contando las horas para estrenarla en la cancha! 🇲🇽 @miseleccionmx @adidasmx #HereToCreate #SoyMéxico

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His attacking partner Carlos Vela is ready to begin the road to Russia as well.

And for defender Edson Alvarez, being involved in Thursday's event in Mexico City provides motivation to get himself out of the fringe and onto the final 23-man list. 

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“Being here for the presentation of the new shirt makes me very hopeful about everything that could be coming," he said. When asked if he'd be wearing the shirt in Russia, the 20-year-old replied: "Hopefully."

"Really, it’s a personal challenge. I’m taking it on with a lot of responsibility. There’s a little less than a year until then and a lot of things can happen in a year."

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