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With the 2018 World Cup coming up in the next couple of months, let’s take a look at the kits your favourite team(s) will be donning at the great sporting event in Russia. The designs of most of the kits were inspired by past shirts.

Nigeria

John Obi Mikel wearing Nigeria's 2018 away kit
The kit which was manufactured by Nike, was described by the giant sports wear company as “Audacious, Fast, Fun, Stylish”. Interestingly, Nike noted that the new shirts are part of a collection which features Fast Fit Vapotknit technology to aid athletes’ performance.While the home kit features a familiar badge recolored to honor the 96 gold medal-winning Dream Team.
England 

England’s kit features more red designs in their home strip. It also features a rosette on the inside of the shirt and player numbers can now be seen at the space below the crest.

 Marcus Rashford in the 2018 England home kit
 Marcus Rashford in the 2018 England home kit

Brazil

Unlike yellow kits worn at every World Cup since 1954, Brazil will wear a ‘Samba Gold’ kit. It will be similar to the one worn at Mexico ’70 following Nike designers’ decision to sample kit  donned by the likes of Pele, Carlos Alberto and Jarzinho.

France

Raphael Varane models France's kit for the 2018 World Cup
Raphael Varane models France’s kit for the 2018 World Cup

Embossed with the national motto “Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité”, France’s home kit features  blue, white and red ‘tricolore’ from head to toe.

Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo models Portugal's home kit for Russia 2018. Pic: Nike
Cristiano Ronaldo models Portugal’s home kit for Russia 2018. Pic: Nike

Portugal’s away kit is white with green print, their home shirt is deep red with green trim and a splash of gold.

Egypt

Egypt's home shirt keeps a classic, minimalist design
Egypt’s home shirt keeps a classic, minimalist design

Egypt’s kit was designed in the nation’s flag colours of red, white and black. The home shirt features a subliminal checkered pattern around it while Adidas’ iconic white stripes run down the sides.

 

Peru

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Peru’s new World Cup jersey boasts of the traditional design of the country. It features the sash while retaining the nation’s classic white and red colours. The home shirt also features gold detail around the shoulder areas.

Sweden

Sweden 2018 World Cup kit
Sweden 2018 World Cup kit
Sweden’s new strip his inspired bytheir 1988 shirt. It features a striped pattern across the front, a tribute to their ’80s kit. Their away kit is  has stripes across the front.
Albin Ekdal models the new Sweden World Cup 2018 away shirt (credit: adidasUK)
Albin Ekdal models the new Sweden World Cup 2018 away shirt (credit: adidasUK)

Switzerland

Switzerland's World Cup home shirt
Switzerland’s World Cup home shirt

Switzerland’s new home top features an engineered jacquard graphic embedded on the front which is inspired by the nation’s Sol de Atlántida monument. A special version of the Swiss flag is positioned underneath the collar.

Uruguay

Uruguay's home shirt features an 'engineered jacquard graphic'
Uruguay’s home shirt features an ‘engineered jacquard graphic’

Argentina

Lionel Messi wears Argentina's World Cup home shirt
Lionel Messi dons Argentina’s World Cup home shirt

Argentina’s new home kit will feature the iconic blue and white stripes, an embossed sign-off combined of laurels and the number 125, plus two gold stars above the badge in celebration of the country’s two World Cup wins.

Angel Di Maria models the new Argentina World Cup 2018 away shirt (credit: adidasUK)
Angel Di Maria models the new Argentina World Cup 2018 away shirt (credit: adidas UK)

Argentina will spot a predominantly black away strip and a graphic design inspired by the nation’s flag.

Germany

Mesut Ozil wears Germany's World Cup home shirt
Mesut Ozil wears Germany’s World Cup home shirt
Mats Hummels wears Germany's World Cup home shirt
Mats Hummels models Germany’s World Cup home shirt

Inspired by their their Italia ’90 victory, Germany’s kit will feature “Die Mannschaft” somewhere around the neck, a gold World Cup winner badge and a special sign-off on the inside of the collar.

Spain

 Spain’s away shirt is inspired by the late 1980s, featuring a new two-tone badge with a light blue colour scheme. Their 2018 home jersey will resemble the kit worn at the 1994 World Cup in the USA. Consisting of  diamonds in red, yellow and blue.
Koke models the new Spain World Cup 2018 away shirt (credit: adidasUK)
Koke models the new SpainWorld Cup 2018 away shirt (credit: adidasUK)

Russia

 Russia will don a kit inspired by their gold at 1988 Olympic Games. The back will feature a Russian flag, the Russian eagle and a phrase which translates to ‘Victory-Bound as One’.
Dmitri Kombarov models the new Russia World Cup 2018 away shirt (credit: adidasUK)
Dmitri Kombarov models the new Russia World Cup 2018 away shirt (credit: adidasUK)

The country’s away kit pays tribute to Russian architecture, and the industrial cities of the country.

Belgium

Michy Batshuayi wears Belgium's World Cup home shirt
Michy Batshuayi wears Belgium’s World Cup home shirt

Inspired by Euro ’84, Belgium’s World Cup kit pays homage to the country’s flag, with the largely yellow kit interspersed with red and black designs along the collar.

Iceland

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Manufactured by Errea, the all-blue kit for Iceland featuring  “ice, water, fire and geysers” kit has been “inspired by nature”. The away kit is mainly white and also features blue and red.

Colombia

Colombia's World Cup home shirt
Colombia’s World Cup home shirt

The new Colombia kit features a blue and red graphic design on the side of the shirt showcasing the Colombian flag colours. It also features a sign-off on the back of the neck  which by interpretation is ‘United as one Nation’.

James Rodriguez models the new Colombia World Cup 2018 away shirt (credit: adidasUK)
James Rodriguez models the new Colombia World Cup 2018 away shirt (credit: adidasUK)

The pattern down the left-hand side of the shirt has been designed to represent those scarf patterns, while the kit also sports a line of text saying “Unidos Por Un Pais” – translating to “united as one nation” on the collar.

Mexico

Mexico’s kit was inspired from the early 1990s, and features their traditional green shirt.

Javier Hernandez models the new Mexico World Cup 2018 away shirt (credit: adidasUK)
Javier Hernandez models the new Mexico World Cup 2018 away shirt (credit: adidasUK)

Mexico’s kit is inspired by the country’s flag. A message on the collar reads, “Soy Mexico”, translating as “I am Mexico”.

Japan

Japan's World Cup home shirt
Japan’s World Cup home shirt

 

The home jersey for Japan features a new shade of blue with hues of red and white. Japan’s kit was inspired by the home kit they wore in 1991.

Makino Tomoaki models the new Japan World Cup 2018 away shirt (credit: adidasUK)
Makino Tomoaki wears the new Japan World Cup 2018 away shirt (credit: adidasUK)

Additional information: Skysports.com