With celebrities now making it an acceptable fashion choice to wear football shirts at non-sporting events, here are my hot tips for the best that the 2018 Russia World Cup has to offer you. It’s now only 100 days until the tournament starts and I can guarantee you that during the June-August period while the World Cup is on, you WILL see Drake wearing at least one of my choices. Here are the best of the bunch (some are still to be released and are leaked images). If only this style of fashion was acceptable when I used to wear my weirdest kit on non-uniform days at school, man that Leeds United kit did not go down well…
Belgium – Home
This kit is a throwback to Belgium’s 1984 shirt. The ‘84 kit was not as sleek or stylish but still featured this striking pattern across the chest and through the crest. Adidas have brought it back for the upcoming World Cup. With Belgium in England’s group this Summer, lets hope we see some sad faces in this kit.
Croatia – Home
I showed my Dad this and he quickly informed me that it reminded him of a table cloth. That being said at every tournament Croatia stand out like a sore thumb. I love how bold this kit is. Some kits you’d just love to play in and this is one of them. As an England fan I only wish our kits were as brave and bold and this one.
England – Training top
Like every other England fan, I am so disappointed in our home kit (below). It is dull. Every year we get a new England kit and have to get the magnifying glass out to see what’s changed. So the reason an England kit is on this list is all down to the magnificent warm-up/training top (above) that we’ve been treated to. It has a modern feel but is clearly based on the iconic 1982 Admiral England kit. I cannot tell you how frustrated I am that this is not our home kit. This would genuinely be the best kit on this list by a country mile. It is gorgeous. Thus leading me to question, who the hell made the decision to not make this our home kit?
Germany – Away
Another Adidas kit that’s based on a past design. The green away kit is a classic for Germany and is based on the 1990 kit. Green isn’t everyone’s colour of choice (unless you’re Irish) but this kit definitely has some class to it. Hopefully this won’t be a case of De ja vu as Germany knocked England out of Italia ’90 wearing this kit. Let’s hope the Germans aren’t as reliable this time…who am I kidding?
Japan – Home and Away
I think both of these kits are class. I would happily wear these at a summer World Cup BBQ with my mates and be confident of being the best dressed there. Alternatively, I could channel my inner Shinji Kagawa at 5-a-side and still look good. Anyone that wants to get me an early birthday present, the silver away kit is definitely on my list of approved presents. Yes, I am aware I am Rachel from friends with the “approved presents list”. Sorry, not sorry.
Nigeria – Home and Away
These kits have received a lot of attention and praise after being released at a Nike event recently alongside the England kits. Alex Iwobi is wearing the striking home kit and Obi-Mikel is wearing the sophisticated away. Nigeria are being tipped by some as dark horses for the World Cup after some strong performances against Argentina, however, they certainly won’t fly under the radar in these kits.
Peru – Home
Paddington Bear is going to love this one. It’s nothing new but “if it ain't broke don’t fix it.” This kit hasn’t been seen on the World stage since 1982. Thats 36 years since Peru have shown off this beauty. You just can’t beat a kit with a sash.
Spain – Away
Another silver kit making an appearance alongside Japan’s away kit. Spain have moved away from recent blue away kits. Like all on this list, this would look good in anyone’s wardrobe. This will certainly be an eye catching kit this Summer, with the bold colour and pattern choice from Adidas. Perfect time to discover a long, lost Spanish relative so you can wear this kit with pride. Or, if you’re like me, you’ll wear it anyway.
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