Best World Cup Kits: Zaire 1974 Home

Why this kit is good: Firstly, I’m a sucker for shirts with club/association badges exploded across the whole front (shout out to Pumas UNAM!). Zaire, modern day Democratic Republic of Congo, nails it with the leopard badge in the middle for the country’s World Cup debut. Big, bold, and bad. Cats of prey are bad.…

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Best World Cup Kits: Croatia 1998 Home

Why this kit is good: When you think of this iconic chequered pattern, only one team comes to mind – Croatia. Sporting this kit in their first ever World Cup as an independent nation, Croatia took this iconic style and ran all the way to the semi-finals, only to fall to eventual winners France. Also,…

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Best World Cup Kit: England 2006 Home

Why this kit is good: Ah, 2006. The days when an England kit was more than just a white PE t-shirt with a Nike logo and a £60 price tag. Both club and international football kits these days are pretty much all the same; one template, one design, all filled in with different colours, like…

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Best World Cup Kits: Ghana 2014 Away

Why this kit is good: One of the best things about the World Cup is that it’s a melting pot of cultures. The colours and patterns on the kits sported by the African nations are definitely something I look forward to, and while there have been some horrific African entries – looking at you, Nigeria 1994 (more…

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Best World Cup Kits: Holland 1974 Home

This kit is apparently so good, two of our writers asked to write an ode to it. Ninad Barbadikar and Rahul Warrier give their takes on why this kit is top. Why this kit is better than just good: Ninad Barbadikar: If there’s one Adidas classic kit that stands out, it’s this one. Holland’s 1974…

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Best World Cup Kits: Argentina 1986 Home

Why this kit is good: First of all, it’s Le Coq Sportif. If I ruled the world (imagine that), I’d give Le Coq Sportif complete monopoly in manufacturing and designing football kits. Secondly, it’s damn near perfect. The preceding Argentinian 1982 World Cup kit is the unpolished diamond, the 1986 version is the Cullinan Diamond;…

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Best World Cup Kits: France 2014 Home

Why this kit is good: I mean, just look at it. The deep blue, unimpeded by red stripes or designs. The clean white France crest. The sharp collar. It’s a beautiful shirt – take off the crest and the Nike logo, and you could wear that anywhere. And turn heads too. There’s elegance in simplicity.…

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Best World Cup Kits: France 2006 Away

Why this kit is good: I’ll tell you exactly why: Adidas had a style in 2006 for all their kits that featured sharp wisps gliding across the collarbone, caressing the sides until finally connecting to the shorts like all stanzas of a romantic epic coming together in the most beautiful way. France took this one…

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