Written by Ethan Wheatcroft
In theme with the 2022 World Cup, here are 5 of the 32 team kits that stand out, not only in the way they look, but the inspiration and background behind the kits.
Argentina: Draped in the classic blue and white, equipped with the Argentinian coat of arms, the Adidas three stripes and modelled by the greatest of all time; this jersey is made from 50 percent ocean plastic from Parley for the Oceans.
Brazil: On the famous vibrant yellow canvas, with the blue and green piping around the sleeves and the collar, the jaguar print all over the jersey is what makes this kit so special. According to Nike, the print reflects on Brazil’s “flarey” style of play, which suits the 5 time World Cup winners perfectly.
Costa Rica: The Los Ticos enter the 2022 World Cup in a red jersey with blue trimmings around the sleeves. Created by New Balance, the jersey is made up from 100 percent recycled polyester and uses New Balance’s “Dry Technology”, which was designed in mind of keeping players cool and comfortable through the hot Qatar climate.
Costa Rica defender Kendall Wason said that “These are the perfect jerseys for us to show the world what we’re made of.”, they also stated that “Every time I step out onto the pitch for my country is an incredibly proud moment and I can’t wait for the first game in these new kits,”.
Morocco: Created by Puma, the kit is made up from the colours of the Moroccan flag, with red and green piping around the arms and neckline. The canvas is decorated with the Puma logo, the club emblem and traditional graphics that take inspiration from Moroccan mosaics.
Japan: Adidas position Japan’s kit on a blue and white jersey which takes inspiration from origami. A three legged crow pattern is all over the kit, the designers said these represent self expression. The irregular shapes are there to convey speed, which translates the play style and pace of the team.