There’s nothing like the unveiling of brand spanking new kits to get you in the mood for a World Cup.
Adidas released their new kits to the sound of much swooning and cash registers opening, especially in Germany.
Just look at these works of art.
But over in camp Nike there’s been a slightly more muted reaction to the latest releases.
Don’t get us wrong, there’s nothing wrong with the kits. They’re just a bit… meh.
But don’t despair if you’re a fan of England, France, Portugal or Nigeria because Nike’s pre-match kits are actually quite sensational.
The geometric lines, the blue into red into white.
It’s the 1982 Admiral kit for the fidget spinning generation.
Why England aren’t actually wearing this kit in games is beyond us.
Both Portugal’s home and away kits are pleasing but plain.
Step forward the pre-match kit which features a red, green and turquoise cross on a black background.
It shouldn’t really work, but it does.
France’s combination of Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele should make them the most exciting side to watch in Russia.
It’s just a shame Les Bleus didn’t insist on wearing the pre-match kit Nike put on the table.
The kit is so blindingly stylish it would make Moussa Sissoko play like Zinedine Zidane.
We can’t actually fault the Nigeria kit.
Nike’s effort is nostalgic and flair, paying homage to the first Nigeria side to qualify for the World Cup in 1994.
But the entire off-pitch collection wouldn’t look out of place at Notting Hill Carnival, bucket hat and all.
Haven’t seen the full Nike collection yet? Where are our manners?
Dream Team World Cup has landed!
The greatest show on Earth just got that bit more exciting.
That’s because the Dream Team World Cup game is now live ahead of this summer’s tournament.
Dream Team World Cup
- Completely free to enter
- £50m budget and 20 transfers throughout the tournament
- £175k total prizepot (for UK players only)
- SIGN UP FOR DREAM TEAM WORLD CUP NOW
Messi? Ronaldo? Jordan Henderson? Take your pick, they’re all available for you to select at your mercy.
It’s absolutely free to enter, there’s a mouthwatering £175k prizepot and you can even play outside the UK.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up here!