The first Copa América was held in 1916 and Copa América Centenario was hosted in the United States in memory of its 100th anniversary in 2016. It was the first Copa América that held outside South America. 16 teams would participate in the competition, with all ten teams from CONMEBOL (the South American Football Confederation) and six teams from CONCACAF (the Football Confederation for North and Central America and the Caribbean). Ten football stadiums of different cities in the US were provided and the finals would take place in MetLife Stadium located in East Rutherford, New Jersey. MetLife Stadium serves as the home stadium of the New York Giants and the New York Jets which are National Football League (NFL) teams. With a capacity of 82,500 spectators, it is the second-largest stadium in the NFL. The stadium becomes the most luxurious and expensive stadium in the United States and even in the world with a construction cost of nearly $1.6 billion.
In order to help players perform well at the major sporting event, PUMA supplied Uruguay national team with the most comfortable and breathable football match jerseys. Players would wear this brand new Uruguay Home Shirt 2016 to participate in Copa América Centenario and 2018 FIFA World Cup South America qualifiers. The Uruguay cheap replica shirts are available at Cheap Football Shirts Replica. Besides, good customer service is provided for you, too.
Inspired by the history of the Sky Blues(the nickname of Uruguay national team), designers of PUMA spare no effort to show the dignity and glory of the team. In addition, some elements from Uruguayan national flag are used in the new shirt to encourage players to fight for their country.
The shirt is traditional blue with a round-collar design which looks simple and horizontal stripes on the front. Sol de Mayo(the Sun of May) is shown on the shirt that is a national emblem of Uruguay and appears on the country’s flag. PUMA classic Form Strip is put on both sleeves with the brand logo. Indispensable team badge is printed on the chest.
The stripes inside of the shirt are made by unique material which can absorb excess heat and release it back to the body when players need. They help athletes play better and supply more energy to them. What’s more, PUMA’s latest ACTV Thermo-R technology can control body temperature when players are running at football fields.
The 16 qualified teams participating in Copa América Centenario owned the best players, especially Uruguay, Chile and Argentina national teams. Chile national team got the title of the competition due to Alexis Sanchez and Eduardo Vargas from the team was named the top scorer with six goals while Lionel Messi was the next with five goals. Sanchez was awarded the Golden Ball; Vargas got the Golden Boot; Claudio Bravo won the Golden Glove. Luis Alberto Suarez, a Uruguayan footballer, also played well. He is widely regarded as a preeminent players among forwards in the world and has got a few individual awards, such as Premier League Golden Boot and FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball.