Adidas Soccer have revealed the kits which will be worn by Germany, Spain, Russia, Japan, Colombia, Argentina, Belgium and Mexico at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Inspired by historic shirts, the diversity and range of quality in the designs is some top notch work from Adidas and brings back to life some old classics.
The new home kit for FIFA World Cup defending champions Germany is 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 Die Mannschaft 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.
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 back across the arms and onto the chest, offering a modern and bold look. 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 Spain home shirt pays homage to one of the country’s most famous shirts, the jersey worn at the 1994 World Cup in the United States. It features a dynamic line graphic design consisting of diamonds in red, yellow and blue. 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 colors while reinterpreting and referencing the design from the 90s.
The home jersey for Japan takes inspiration from handcrafted Japanese Apparel Design. The graphic mimics the traditional craftsmanship of Sashiko stitching technique, which is made by white rough threads on indigo dyed base. The kit features a new shade of blue with hues of red and white in representation of the national flag. Inspired by designs from the early 1990’s, the Mexico home jersey is the perfect transition from the stadium to the street.