Nike, Adidas reveal World Cup soccer uniforms designed specifically for women

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Nike and Adidas have unveiled new uniforms for women’s soccer teams that are designed specifically for women. 

Nike unveiled uniforms for 14 women’s teams at an event in Paris on Monday, according to a company statement. On Friday, Adidas released its designs for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, according to The New York Times

The Times reports that this represents the first time that Nike is designing uniforms specifically for women instead of creating a spin-off from the men’s team design. 

{mosads}“We believe this summer can be another turning point for the growth of women’s football,” said Nike chairman, president and CEO Mark Parker in the statement. He added that he hopes to “deliver more innovative and compelling product design for women.”

Uniforms are just one battle women players have been fighting. 

All of the players on the U.S. women’s national team on Friday filed a lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation alleging gender discrimination.

They allege that the federation discriminated against them in pay, practice time, practice locations, medical treatment, coaching and travel.

The Women’s World Cup will begin in June. The U.S. team will be defending its 2015 championship title.  

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