Model Tereza Maxova, football 'ambassador' Pele, introduce new soccer jersey
Three-time football world champion Pele, Czech supermodel Tereza Maxova, and a twelve-year-old Czech boy named Vojtech: at a glitzy event in London over the weekend these three presented the Czech national squad's new football jersey. If clothes make the man, will the new ultra-light jersey, manufactured by Puma, "make" the Czech team in this year's World Cup? Organisers certainly hope so.
The Czech version of the new jersey will come in either of two national colours: team red or 'snow white', with the state emblem featured on the left breast. Another addition - completely new and an added "selling point" for Czech fans - will be the imprint of the Czech lion over much of the shirt, shimmering under the lights. Czech fans will probably be pleased to see their heroes look good on the pitch, but in the end, of course, it's how they perform that will really matter.