With just a few weeks away from the 2022 FIFA World Cup, most kits have already been released so that we can show our support as early as now. We managed to get our hands on the Nike kits of some major European teams and the ever-popular Nigeria shirts, so we decided to head out and see how they look against the grassy background when on the pitch. See for yourself which one looks best and which shirt would you opt to wear in your own football matches…
First things first, yes, we know Nigeria is not part of this year’s World Cup. But since the Naija in 2018, Nigeria’s kits have become popular and has morphed into an iconic streetwear clothing. There’s just something about their lively cultural patterns that make the Nigeria jerseys appeal to everyone, even those that are not really into football themselves. The 2022 edition sees the home kit use varying shades of green to produce an energizing all-over cultural graphic pattern, capped-off by an eagle form right at the centre. The predominantly white away shirt limits the design to its sleeves, leaving the trunk part in plain, solid fill.
Situated in Group B, England will open up their campaign versus Iran, followed by the United States. The last group game is an interesting one as it will be against fellow Home Nation Wales. Can England finally bring home a trophy after their 2018 WC fourth-place finish and being the runners-up in the 2020(21) Euros?
France will start their title defence versus Australia, Denmark and Tunisia in Group D. Repeat as champions and France can immortalise their kit, not just with the title itself but also with the achievement of being the third nation (after Italy’s 34/38 and Brazil’s 58/62) to win back-to-back World Cups. Furthermore, France hopes to replace the bad memory of their group stage exit in their 2002 title defence.
The Netherlands first need to amass enough points from Senegal, Ecuador and host Qatar in Group A in order to go deep into the tournament. The Oranje hopes 2022 will finally give them a championship-winning kit after settling for second place in ’74, ’78 and 2010.
Having one of the undeniably GOAT football players is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and so Portugal will do everything to give CR7 his first World Cup title. Do that and Ronaldo might give it another try in 2026.
Based in Basingstoke, England. Chester is Senior Editor at Football Shirts, a Manchester United fan, Chester works freelance at a variety of print magazines after graduating with a degree in Journalism from Sunderland University.