Ranking the new jerseys released for 2018 World Cup

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A handful of new jerseys have been released by national teams heading to the 2018 World Cup in Russia (sorry, USMNT fans) and there are some intriguing new threads.

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Belgium, Germany, Spain and Argentina are all among the national teams to unveil new shirts via adidas with a nod to the past for them all, but who’s jersey will become the “must have” this summer?

Where are England, France, Portugal and Brazil I hear you cry? Hold on. Nike will not release those national team jerseys until around March time, with New Balance, Puma, Umbro and Errea also providing the jerseys for other nations who are among the 32 who have so far qualified for the tournament in Russia.

Below is a ranking of the top national team jerseys from the new batch released this week.


1. Did someone say argyle? Belgium’s homage to their EURO ’84 team not only looks great on the pitch but wack it on with a pair of jeans and you look stylish in the bar. Superb.


2. Big fan of this. Germany took inspiration from their 1990 World Cup win for this jersey. A beauty.


3. Carlos Valderrama would be proud of this from Colombia. I would like to have seen the blue and red triangles a little bigger, but still a quality jersey


4. El Tri will be looking sharp in this simple but eye-catching shirt. Love the deep green color


5. Argentina’s jersey to mark the 125th anniversary of their football association is a little too plain for me. Still, nice clean look


6. Simple and subtle, hard not to want a little more from the Samurai Blue’s jersey


7. Russia’s new jersey is inspired by the Soviet Union’s 1988 Olympic Gold medal team. Uninspiring


8. Spain’s nod to their 1994 World Cup shirt is just a little too messy for my liking