The British Office Taipei recently thanked Taiwan in a Facebook post for the textile technology that provided the English football team with environmentally friendly football jerseys.
The July 9 post was made after England’s advancement into the semifinals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. British Office Taipei thanked the team's Taiwanese supporters and expressed hope that the team can make it into the finals while wearing the jerseys researched and developed by Taiwan.
At least half of the 32 national teams attending the Russia World Cup were suited up with the environmentally friendly kits, including the teams of England and Belgium, which have made it to the semifinals, according to information from Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration (EPA).
Teams sponsored by major international sportswear brands, including those from Belgium, Argentina, Colombia, Egypt, Germany, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Sweden, Spain and Russia, as well as England, Brazil, Portugal and Saudi Arabia, all wore jerseys made using Taiwan techniques, EPA data showed.
Source: Focus Taiwan
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