Worst World Cup Kits: Portugal 1966 Home

Why this kit is bad: A hall of shame surprise entry. Normally, 1960s-70s kits are solid winners these days. But we found a lemon furtively lurking the touchlines: Portugal. Normally, the storied Iberian peninsula side does no wrong with kits. But the famed 1966 World Cup (when it “came home” and Eusébio’s Portugal made the…

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Worst World Cup Kits: England 2006 Home

Why this kit is bad: While some World Cup kits are hideous in their chaotic designs or complete disrespect towards colour palettes, the England 2006 home kit offends for other reasons. Bland. Slumberous. Quiet. It’s the Fiat Punto of football kits. This kit tells you to turn down the music, chug a glass of water,…

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Worst World Cup Kits: Germany 1994 Home

Why this kit is bad: This might be a controversial choice, because some people really do like this kit, but to this writer, this kit is quintessentially…un-German. Yes, the idea that Germans are efficient and joyless isn’t quite 100% true, but it’s hard to see Germany being too happy about a kit this…all over the…

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Worst World Cup Kits: Denmark 1986 Home

Why this kit is bad: In soccer, the viewer’s eye should be drawn to the elaborate shapes and lines of the beautiful game as it’s being played. But when Denmark took to the pitch in Mexico in 1986, the viewer’s eyes risked becoming trapped by the pattern of a kit that was a confusing mish-mash…

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