Panama will be created in Subbuteo for the first time

Panama will be recreated in Subbuteo for the first time ever.

The next 13 international teams produced by Italian company Centauria have been revealed and it includes a number of exciting new sides.

The new teams will form part of the 80-team La Leggenda Platinum Edition launched this year as a part-work in Italy. This means the teams and some new accessories are being released each week with a magazine.

November will see the first ever Panama Subbuteo team based on the 2018 that stunningly qualified for the World Cup ahead of USA.

Despite losing all three group games, the Central American side were heroes in their country and the all-red strip used for the tournament will be sold for the first time.

The 1966 North Korea side that famously beat Italy in a World Cup tie at Ayresome Park will also be sold. The white shirt with blue trim and prominent North Korean flag will be a real collector’s item when it arrives in December.

The first of the newly-announced teams to arrive will be Portugal’s 2006 side, followed by Panama and Czechoslovakia’s 1962 team.

Next up will be Nigeria’s 2018 side – the first time the incredible zig-zag Nigeria kit will feature on a Subbuteo player.

Italy 2006, North Korea, Chile 1962, Cameroon 1990 and Iceland’s class of 2018 will follow.

In January, Uruguay’s 1938 World Cup winners, Portugal or 2018, Ireland 1990 and Austria 1954 will be sold.

That will make 23 teams announced to-date. Italy 1982, Argentina 1978, Spain 2010, Brazil 1994, Germany 1974, Holland 1974, Uruguay 1950, Argentina 1986, England 1966 and USSR 1966 have all been released as part of the collection.

Stephen Hurrell
Stephen Hurrell
Stephen is the founder and editor of The Hobby Online and The Hobby by Subbuteo.Online print magazine. He is a giant nerd and specialises in Subbuteo, retro football kits and consumer stories. A journalist and editor of 15 years, he has written about football for some of the UK's biggest publications.

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