with contributions from Kari Hamanaka
 on March 11, 2019

PARIS — Tailing Paris Fashion Week, Nike Inc. on Monday staged a show for the global unveiling of the home and away soccer uniforms for 14 out of the 24 national teams set to participate in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, due to take place June 7 through July 7 in France. Marking a record number of teams for the brand in a World Cup, the countries being dressed by Nike include Australia, Norway, England, the U.S. and France.

Twenty-eight female athletes took to a circular podium in the Palais Brongniart here to showcase the designs alongside pieces from the brand’s women’s lifestyle collections, joined by local budding athletes. Record-breaking gymnast Simone Biles, champion fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na and other elite athletes participated in the event.

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