Closing in on the World Cup!
With the last international break of the calendar year now upon us, it is clear that the 2018 World Cup in Russia is just months away.
Some nations can sit back and watch on as World Cup play-offs take place over the next two weeks.
For all the eight countries below, they already have their World Cup spots secured.
According to Adidas, “Each jersey takes inspiration from past shirt designs but brought into the 21st century with progressive tooling and innovation.”
Below are all eight new Adidas World Cup kits for Russia 2018. With the blurb from Adidas as well.
Germany’s 2018 World Cup kit
The new home kit for FIFA World Cup holders Germanyis a modern interpretation of one of the country’s most famous jerseys worldwide, the iconic 1990 shirt. The new jersey builds on this classic design with an improved and reworked performance silhouette featuring dropped shoulder cut lines. It’s constructed of a two-fabric component collar with the words DzDie Mannschaftdz on the reverse of the neck. A gold World Cup winner badge features on the front of the jersey and a special sign-off on the inside of the collar pays homage to the link between the new kit and the kit of the 90s.
Russia’s 2018 World Cup kit
Host nation Russia’s home kit is a modern interpretation of the jersey worn by the Soviet Union during the 1988 Olympic Games, where the team won Gold. The red jersey features solid white lines running from the the back across the arms and onto the chest, offering a modern and bold look. A sign-off on the back of the neck features the Russian flag, the Russian eagle and the wording DzВмɟɫɬɟКПобɟɞɟdz, translating to DzVictory-Bound as Onedz.
Argentina’s 2018 World Cup kit
The new Argentina home kit is a celebration of the AFA’s 125 year anniversary. The kit pays tribute to the anniversary by subtly incorporating laurels, a key element of the Argentinian coat of arms and the AFA crest, into the iconic blue and white stripes. The laurels are executed in a modern pixel optic to offer a contemporary look. The jersey features an embossed sign-off combined of laurels and the number 125 There are two gold stars above the badge in celebration of the country’s two FIFA World Cup wins.
Spain’s 2018 World Cup kit
The Spain home shirt pays homage to one of the country’s most famous shirts, the jersey worn at the 1994 World Cup in the USA. It features a dynamic line graphic design consisting of diamonds in red, yellow and blue. The diamonds represent the speed, energy and style of football that’s become so associated with the national team.
Colombia’s 2018 World Cup kit
A contemporary take on their most iconic home shirt from the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy, the new Colombia jersey features a blue and red graphic design on the side of the kit highlighting the Colombian flag colours whilst reinterpreting and referencing the design from the 90s. The shirt features a sign-off on the back of the neck which reads DzUNIDOS POR UN PAISdz (United as one Nation).
Japan’s 2018 World Cup kit
Mexico 2018 World Cup kit
Information Inspired by designs from the early 1990’s, the Mexico home jersey is the perfect transition from the stadium to the street. The jersey is a base green with a graphic running from the hem towards the chest . The detail to the neck reads DzSoy Mexicodz which completes the visual commitment to Mexico.