Here are every nation's home and away kits for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Here are every nation's home and away kits for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi.
Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi.Reuters/Vincent Carchietta; Getty/David S. Bustamante; Getty/Quality Sport Images
  • The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is fast approaching.

  • The tournament kicks off on November 20 with host Qatar taking on Ecuador.

  • Here's every nation's home and away kits for the tournament.

Argentina

Lionel Messi, Joaquin Correa; Lionel Messi.
Lionel Messi will be looking the part in Qatar.Getty/Rich Graessle; Reuters/Sam Navarro

Argentina has stuck with its traditional blue-and-white stripes for its new home kit.

For its new away kit, however, designer Adidas has really pushed the boat out, opting for purple with flames on the torso.

Australia

Australia has gone for a lighter green trim than usual on its home kit for Qatar, however other than that, not much has changed from its previous efforts.

As for the away kit, it looks more like a cricket strip than a soccer one.

 

Belgium

Axel Witsel, Eden Hazard.
Axel Witsel, Eden Hazard.Getty/Eric Verhoeven; Getty/Matthew Ashton

Inspired by Guy Fieri – at least we assume – Belgium's home uniform boasts a daring flame pattern on its sleeves but elsewhere remains plain and simple.

The away jersey is similar – plain white but with multi-colored accents which are (seriously this time) inspired by the country's biggest music festival, Tomorrowland.

 

Brazil

Neymar.
Brazil kits are straight fire.Getty/Mustafa Yalcin; Getty/Jonathan Moscrop

Brazil's kits are always hits and its latest two are no different.

Inspired by the jaguar, the iconic yellow home jersey is decorated with a subtle jaguar print, while the blue away shirt has the same pattern, this time in green, on its sleeves.

Cameroon

Cameroon is yet to unveil its new kits for the 2022 World Cup. 

Canada

Cyle Larin, Jonathan David.
Cyle Larin, Jonathan David.Getty/Matthew Ashton; Getty/Matthew Ashton

Canada will be the only nation in Qatar without new kits.

In protest against Nike's decision not to design the nation new strips for its first ever World Cup, Canada striker Jonathan David covered the Nike logo on his shirt after scoring a goal against Qatar in September.

Costa Rica

Two of the more understated uniforms that will be on display in Qatar, Costa Rica's new home and away kits are inspired by nation's flag.

Simple yet classy.

Croatia

Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic.
Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic.Getty/Srdjan Stevanovic; Getty/Robbie Jay Barratt

Croatia's home jersey is usually coated fully in large red checkers, but for the 2022 World Cup, designer Nike has reduced the size of the checkers and removed some from the shirt's front. It's a small change but one that makes the kit look sleeker than ever.

Croatia's new away jersey is, according to Nike, inspired by the "ebbs and flows of Croatia's Adriatic coastline."

Denmark

Denmark will wear "toned down" kits at the Qatar World Cup.

The muted strips were designed by manufacturer Hummel as a protest against the host nation's significant record of human rights violations.

"We don't wish to be visible during a tournament that has cost thousands of people their lives," said Hummel.

Ecuador

Ecuador's new home kit is as you would expect – yellow with a subtle blue-and-red trim.

Its new away jersey, however, is new and daring compared to previous efforts. The geometric pattern on the front, inspired by the Incas, is a thing of beauty.

England

Raheem Sterling; Harry Maguire, Harry Kane.
England's new kits haven't helped with its poor form.Getty/Joe Prior; Getty/Rob Newell

England's new strips for Qatar are designed to represent the "bold, energetic spirit of the young group of England players who are not afraid to express themselves both on and off the pitch."

Gentle reminder that the Three Lions were relegated from the Nations League A in September after failing to win any of its six games.

France

Olivier Giroud; Kylian Mbappe.
France's kits are very sleek.Getty/James Williamson; Getty/Ulrik Pedersen

France's kits for Qatar are just like the team itself – sleek, suave, and silky.

Germany

Kai Havertz, Jan Thielmann.
Kai Havertz, Jan Thielmann.Getty/John Walton; Getty/Gareth Copley

Germany's new home kit and its striking black stripe is inspired by the first ever Germany jersey from 1908.

"There is real harmony in the color combinations, and it will be an honor to play in this shirt for Germany at the World Cup," Germany international Serge Gnabry said of the kit.

Ghana

Goal is right, Ghana's new away kit is a chef's kiss emoji. It's bright, colorful, and eye-catching.

Ghana's new home kit, however, is quite the opposite. Plain white with a black star on its chest and only a thin colored trim on the sleeves, the jersey won't be turning heads like away one.

 

Iran

Sadegh Moharrami, Karim Ansarifard.
Sadegh Moharrami, Karim Ansarifard.Getty/Robbie Jay Barratt; Getty/Robbie Jay Barratt

Iran ditched Adidas to have its 2022 World Cup kits manufactured by local sportswear brand Majid.

The result: Meh.

Japan

 

Japan's new origami-inspired home kit is a thing of beauty. According to Adidas, the concept was inspired by the final of the 2002 World Cup, which was held in Japan.

As Brazil's Cafu lifted the trophy, 2.7 million paper cranes fluttered in the air around the Yokohama‎ International Stadium.

 

 

 

 

Mexico

 

Both of Mexico's new kits are inspired by the Aztecs.

While the home jersey pays homage to the nation's former inhabitants with a subtle pattern on the front, the away jersey does so with an all-over pattern that is inspired by the Mesoamerican deity Quetzalcoatl, the "Feathered Serpent."

Morocco

Sofiane Boufal.
Morocco's kits are one a number which has been designed by Puma for Qatar.Getty/NurPhoto; Getty/Fran Santiago

If Morocco end up playing Iran in Qatar, it will be hard to tell which team is which.

Netherlands

Virgil Van Dijk; Cody Gakpo, Virgl Van Dijk.
Netherlands is among the favorites to win the 2022 World Cup.Getty/Peter Lous; Getty/Boris Streubel

Netherlands' new home kit is "a dancing swirl of Orange Peel and Laser Orange" and "evokes the mane of a lion, the historic symbol of the Low Countries, and represents the fluidity of the Total Football tactical system," according to manufacturer Nike.

Looks a bit like crushed velvet to us.

 

Poland

Poland's kits aren't typically flashy, and its two for the 2022 World Cup are no different, though the light grey pattern on the shoulders of the home shirt is nice touch.

Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo.Getty/Jose Manuel Alvarez; Getty/Thomas Eisenhuth

Portugal's new home shirt is far different from its last. The red color is less burgundy than usual, the gold is now more yellow, and there is more green than ever.

The color of its new away shirt has changed too. Usually white, this time its "Sail White" – which Nike says will "ensure the Portuguese stands out in a sea of bright white kits."

Qatar

Given Qatar is hosting its first ever World Cup, manufacturer Nike hasn't exactly pushed the boat out with its shirt designs for the Arab nation.

The home jersey is as basic as they come and the away jersey, despite boasting a subtle geometric pattern on its front, is also unmemorable.

 

Saudi Arabia

Saud Abdulhamid, Hattan Bahebri.
Saud Abdulhamid, Hattan Bahebri.Getty/Jose Jordan; Getty/Silvestre Szpylma

Look closely and you'll see that Saudi Arabia's white home jersey isn't just a copy of Newcastle United's third kit – it has a pretty leaf pattern on it too.

Senegal

Senegal's new away shirt is a carbon copy of Ghana's, just with a different color scheme.

As for its away shirt, it too is like Ghana's – mostly white besides a colored chevron on the chest.

Serbia

Aleksandar Mitrović.
Striker Aleksandar Mitrović will be a real handful for defenders in Qatar.Getty/Srdjan Stevanovic; Getty/Javad Parsa

What's most striking about Serbia's new home and away kits is that they both don the new Football Association of Serbia crest.

The Serbian FA says that the jerseys "symbolically represent Serbia's passion and way of playing and is an inspiration for future generations."

South Korea

On top of boasting the best badge of any nation in Qatar, South Korea also has two of the best kits.

The coral-red home jersey boasts beautiful "tiger stripes" on its shoulders and has a red-and-black trim, in keeping with its Red Devils nickname.

The away jersey – all black with colored paintbrush stripes all over – is an instant classic.

Spain

Unlike neighbors Portugal, Spain's new home shirt is almost exactly the same as many of its previous efforts. After all, why fix what isn't broken?

As for its new away kit, the less said the better.

Switzerland

Ruben Vargas, Granit Xhaka.
Ruben Vargas, Granit Xhaka.Getty/Harry Langer; Getty/Eric Alonso

Puma's square center shirt design may work for Ghana and Senegal, but not so much for Switzerland.

Its new white away jersey evokes a giant sticker on which you'd write your name during an office party.

Tunisia

Tunisia has yet to unveil its new kits for the 2022 World Cup. 

United States

Reggie Cannon, Christian Pulisic.
Reggie Cannon, Christian Pulisic (The LeBron James of Soccer).Getty/Eric Verhoeven; Getty/Eric Alonso

The USMNT's new home jersey is an homage to all American sports.

According to Nike, the "enlarged center" is "akin to basketball jerseys." The "double Swooshes on the sleeves" are "reminiscent of those used on American football jerseys," and shoulders and sleeves are similar to those "of a hockey jersey."

Uruguay

Uruguay's jerseys could yet change before the 2022 World Cup, though not drastically.

The South American nation has been ordered by FIFA to remove two of its four stars from above its crest due to them representing Olympic gold medals rather than World Cup wins.

Uruguay is arguing that at the time it won the gold medals in 1924 and 1928, the Olympic soccer tournament was considered to be the sport's world championships.

 

 

 

 

Wales

Gareth Bale.
Gareth Bale.Getty/Visionhaus; Getty/Joris Verwijst

The jury is out on Wales' new home shirt. It's nice and simple, but perhaps a bit too simple, especially given that the country is competing at its first World Cup in 64 years.

The jury is most definitely in on the away shirt, however. The verdict: It looks like a Christmas tree decoration.

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