24 days until one of the sporting world’s biggest parties kicks off! I consider myself something more of a rugby than a soccer fan but when the Soccer World Cup rolls around I enjoy getting swept up in the excitement of it all. It’s probably the only time – barring certain Champions League fixtures – where I will sit down and watch a full match. So with less than 4 weeks to go until we get our carnival on, let’s have a look at what some of the players will be wearing at this years tournament.
Brazil will be attempting to win its sixth World Cup this year – on home soil no less – and they’ll be doing it in the utmost style. The yellow and blue numbers above stick close to the blueprint for the seleção‘s respective home and away kits, whilst the dark green alternate jersey provides a nice change of pace. I reckon Brazil have banged this one out the park.
Adidas always seem to do a great job of balancing tradition with innovation. The Spanish ‘home’ kit is what we expect from Spain, whilst the away versions offer something else entirely: A black base with neon green trim. Pretty sick! Not every nation could pull that look off, but the look fits perfectly with Spain’s stacked squad of fearsome attackers and creative ball-handlers.
Another excellent study in contrasts. Portugal’s red home kit is all fire and strength, while the away kit features a clean blue and white look something like the French kit. The Portuguese Football Federation’s excellent patch, meanwhile, is a welcome addition to any shirt.
Year in and year out, Italy has one of the game’s classic kits. Not much has changed with Puma doing that heritage justice. From the tiny collar on the blue home shirt to the light gray pinstripes on the white away kit, little details make the difference.
Another great contrasting in looks. The white home kit is clean, simple and traditional, while the away kit’s deep red and black stripes give the attacking German squad some fearsome style.
Argentina’s vertically striped home kits are among the most iconic in soccer. Adidas does a good job of not messing with that tradition here, while the albiceleste‘s darker away duds look sharp too.
The Netherlands signature orange home shirts and excellent lion crest give Nike plenty to work with here. But it’s the subtle designs on the blue away kit that really make the difference. Hup Holland, hup!
Adidas does El Tri justice here with a killer green home kit – moving the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación’s crest to the middle of the shirt is a nice touch. The blood-red away kits should look awesome in Brazil as well.
Less is more with France’s 2014 kits from Nike. The blue home kit is classic and timeless, while horizontal gray striping takes the white away shirt to another level.
Puma pulled out all the stops for Cameroon’s green home jersey. The relief designs, vivid coloring and traditional lion crest – the squad’s amazing nickname is the Indomitable Lions – add up to a classic. The gold ‘away’ kit isn’t too shabby either.
Some very cool options for the teams, don’t you reckon? Click here if you want to have a look at all the kits which will be on show at the tournament. My favourite is probably the French outfit. HashtagJustSaying
You stay classy,