The jerseys of the Mexico national team are often considered to be the most eye-catching in world football, and that goes for both the men’s and women’s teams.
El Tri Femenil, Mexico’s women’s team, has had adidas custom-made jerseys made in recent years, which differ from those of the men’s team.
And in Thursday’s CONCACAF Gold Cup match against Haiti, the Mexico men’s team will take to the field in the jerseys of their female counterparts.
Sporting News explains the reasons for the special occasion in Glendale, Arizona.
Today is a great day to enjoy football because #MexicoJuega and there will be a double header. ????
– National Team (@miselectionmx) June 29, 2023
How does the Mexico kit look like against Haiti in the Gold Cup?
Worn by the men’s team against Haiti, the El Tri Femenil away kit is “inspired by nature” and “the beauty of the ocean,” as kit maker Adidas explained at the launch of the new women’s exclusive kit.
The pattern, which immediately catches the eye on the away jerseys, captures the image of the whale shark, which is often seen in the waters off Mexico: in the Bay of the Angels in Baja California, La Paz Bay in the state of Baja California Sur , and the area near Isla Holbox in the state of Quintana Roo.
The whale shark attracts thousands of tourists but is also considered an endangered species and authorities have done everything possible to take steps to protect the animal.
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– Hello! Sports TV (@HiSportsTV) March 23, 2023
Why does Mexico play with women’s team kits?
The official social media channels of the Mexico federation and the Mexico men’s national team shared the following message when they announced that they would be wearing the women’s team shirts at the Gold Cup:
“The future is here. Our colors, our team. Together for the new generations of women’s football in our country.”
It is a sign of support for the growth of women’s football on a day (29 June 2023) when the men’s and women’s senior teams played on the same day.
El Tri Femenil opened their Central American Games campaign with a 4-0 win over Puerto Rico.