Erreà Sport and the Malta Football Association (Assoċjazzjoni tal-Futbol ta' Malta) have unveiled the new national team kits, produced as a result of the Erreà - UEFA agreement under the Kit Assistance Scheme, through which UEFA supports smaller football associations by supplying technical sports gear.
Plain and on a red background, the home shirt is characterised by the repetition in matching colours of the Cross of St John, also known as the Maltese cross, and by the presence of white side bands.
The sleeve ends and ribbed collar are in red, whilst the backneck bears both the Erreà logo and that of the Maltese Football Association, which also appears in white on the back of the collar.
To round everything off, Erreà’s logo appears on the right-hand side of the chest, whilst that of the Federation is on the left.
The home strip is finished off with red shorts and socks of the same colour with white trim.
Produced in the same way but with opposing colours, the away kit has the same graphic design in matching colours as the first, including the sleeve ends, the trim of the collar, side inserts and matching shorts.
The slim fitting strips are all made from the innovative anti-viral and anti-bacterial Ti-Energy 3.0 fabric, a highly advanced yarn, thanks to the zinc oxide nanoparticles encapsulated within its fibres that offer effective antiviral and antibacterial properties, and the Minusnine J+ treatment that makes it impermeable to liquids.
All garments are certified Oeko-Tex Standard 100, the authoritative certificate that verifies all stages of the product chain by setting extremely strict limits on substances harmful to health
Once again this is a kit that is both refined and striking and is capable of perfectly combining historical significance with the practicality of the garment.