Adidas Replace Umbro As Peru Technical Partner From 2018?
It wouldn’t be the first time Adidas was the technical provider of the FPF. The country’s golden age in world football was 1978 – 82. While the came in kits manufactured by the German sportswear giant, the FPF hasn’t been with them for some time now.
Best remembered from 1978 is their 3 – 1 win over Scotland. It sank Ally McLeod’s Tartan Army in the opening game. Less worthy memories come from the controversial 6 – 0 defeat to Argentina. While the scandal enveloped Henry Kissinger, it defined the legacy of Ramon Quiroga.
The Argentinian-born goalkeeper earned the nickname “El Loco”. His claim to fame came by bringing down Gregorsz Lato in the Polish half (!) during their group match. His bowing backstep away from the referee was the humorous interlude.
The 1982 team featured a prominent Adidas design at España ’82.
If it brings a return to the full red sash on the white shirt, there won’t be too many complaints!