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Inter Milan commemorates 20th Serie A title with special mash-up kit

At Life After Football we extend the weekend with the EXTRA TIME +4 section. Every week we highlight four stories in the world of football, fashion and lifestyle, in order to keep you updated on fresh and relevant news. This week features Inter Milan’s commemorative mash-up kit, the new “Classic Football Shirts” shop in New York, the “Paris for Good” fundraiser that partnered with PSG and Naked Hearts, and Turkey’s selection as the host of two major European football finals.

EXTRA TIME +4

1. Inter Milan commemorates 20th Serie A title with special mash-up kit.

Former Inter Milan star Marco Materazzi has teamed up with Nike to design a custom mash-up kit celebrating the club’s historic 2023/24 season. The jersey uniquely combines elements from the home, away, and third kits worn during Inter’s 20th Serie A title-winning campaign. Materazzi personally sewed the three kits together, adding his own distinctive touch to the already unique kit. In honor of Inter earning their team’s second star, Materazzi included a two-star and Swoosh graphic on the back of the neck. Inter was award with this star after their league title, with each star symbolizing ten Serie A titles. Inter Milan fans can look forward to seeing this exclusive design on display next season.

 

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2. Classic Football Shirts opens shop in New York.

Classic Football Shirts, the go-to marketplace for vintage football jerseys, has taken a major step by opening its first U.S. store in NYC’s famous SoHo shopping district. Classic football shirts was founded nearly 20 years ago by Doug Bierton and Matt Dale, and since the company has become renowned for its authenticity and vast collection of 6,500 vintage kits. This expansion into the United States market follows a $40 million investment from The Chernin Group. With upcoming soccer events like the 2026 World Cup in the U.S., the brand aims to boost its American sales, which currently make up 15% of their market. The funding from the American sales will also support future retail expansion and collaborations, so keep a look out for new Classic Football Shirt projects.

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3. “Paris for Good” fundraiser partners with PSG and Naked Hearts.

The recent “Paris for Good” fundraising gala saw the worlds of fashion and football merge for a noble cause. The fundraiser was organized by Natalia Vodianova’s Naked Hearts charity and the PSG Foundation, and aimed to support children with special needs. The event was highlighted by Paris Saint-Germain stars such as Kylian Mbappé,  Marquinhos, and Achraf Hakimi, who mingled with fashion icons and joined in supporting the “Paris for Good” initiative. The evening featured performances, auctions, and donations, which raised over 2.7 million euros. Creative director Olivier Rousteing of Balmain, who dressed many of the players, helped merge the night between football and fashion, while making sure to keep the focus on the important cause supported by “Paris for Good”.

 

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4. Turkey awarded host for major European football finals.

Turkey has recently secured the hosting rights for two significant European football finals. Istanbul’s Beşiktaş Park will host the 2026 UEFA Europa League final, while the 2027 UEFA European Conference League final may take place at the new Ankara Stadium, pending its completion. This achievement, announced by the UEFA Executive Committee, reflects Turkey’s growing influence in European football. Turkish Football Federation President Mehmet Büyükekşi expressed pride in this accomplishment, highlighting the country’s modern infrastructure and strong commitment to European football. This achievement continues Turkey’s tradition of hosting prominent football tournaments, further cementing its status in the world of European football.

 

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