Copa America 2016: Top 5 football jerseys in the tournament to look out for
We look at the teams with the best jerseys for this special edition of the Copa America
Formerly known as the South American Football Championship, Copa America is the oldest international continental football competition in the world. After yet another enthralling club football season, the whole world now shifts its attention to the United States of America (USA) which is set to host some of the high-profile footballing nations of the planet who are going to battle it out for the ultimate glory.
First held in 1916- exactly 100 years from now, Uruguay has garnered the maximum amount of success in the coveted tournament, having won it a record 15 times. Argentina (14 times) is the second most successful nation in the competition, followed by Brazil or the Selecaos as they fondly known (8 times).
As the world economic superpower is all set to host Copa America for the very time in the history of the tournament, the billions of football aficionados all over the world restlessly look forward to yet another enchanting edition of the coveted inter-continental competition.
With a host of footballing giants competing for the ultimate glory, it will be very difficult to say whether the traditional big boys of Latin American football (Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay) will come out on top or whether underdog nations such as Colombia, Chile or USA can scrape out yet another upset.
As the United States of America is set to face Colombia in match of the 2016 edition of Copa America later tonight, let us look at the top five jerseys to look for at the coveted inter-continental competition:
#5 Costa Rica
Costa Rica had previously featured in four editions of Copa America in 1997, 2001, 2004 and 2011 respectively. Having being ousted at Group Stage in 2011, Costa Rica had managed to reach the quarter-finals of Copa America back in 2001 and 2004.
The Central American country is all set to sport its traditional red (home) and white (away) footballing kits in the upcoming edition of the coveted competition. While the Costa Rican home kit is predominantly red in colour with shades of white in the collar area and at the base of the two sleeves, their away kit essentially bears a reversed colour combination.
The kits which are manufactured by New Balance (NB), also exhibits the jersey numbers in gold at the center along with the name of the manufacturer (left) and the flag of the country (right).