A look at all the primary strips for nations in this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
An image featuring all of this summer’s World Cup nation’s primary kits has been doing the rounds on the web this morning, as the tournament sits just three weeks away.
All 32 team’s featuring in the competition have revealed their designs for their primary kit choice, in a period that tends to attract high shirt sales for kit manufacturers around the globe.
The selection features a range of designs and ideas, including those who stay true to tradition and history, while others have experimented with their colour scheme and styles.
Hosts Brazil will feature in their usual yellow and green strip, with the green this time only occupying the collar and sleeve outlines. They are currently favourites to win the tournament on home soil, and have designed a classy playing strip to match their ambitions.
Should Radamel Falcao be fit to appear for Colombia in the tournament, you certainly won’t miss the prolific talisman, and not because of his playing quality. Colombia have teamed with Adidas to create what looks an accurate resemblance of a hornet, with bright yellow as the primary colour and black horizontal stripes. Whether their performances will contain quite as much sting remains to be seen.
The majority of nations have opted for traditional approach, with current holders Spain sticking with their majority red strip with gold striped on the sleeves. Argentina have gone with their usual blue and white stripes, with the latter taking the slightly more dominant presence for this campaign.
England will appear in a Nike embroiled shirt for the first time at a World Cup, as their all-white strip still retails at up to £90 in certain outlets. The squad will be hoping their tournament is not so expensive, with Uruguay striker Luiz Suarez’s injury coming as a boost to their group-stage hopes.
England’s other group opponents Italy have opted for a typical tight-fit shirt that we have seen them appear in so many times down the years, while if Louis Van Gaal’s start at new club Manchester United is anything as bright as Holland’s World Cup jersey, he will have done well. The Netherlands have altered their usual logo slightly, opting for a large white version of their crest.
World Cup jerseys are often considered an iconic part of a nations sporting history, with all 32-teams from Algeria and Honduras to Spain and Argentina hoping to associate their strips with good memories this summer.