We’re getting closer and closer to kick-off at Qatar 2022, and things just got a little more exciting with the release of this year’s kits!
It all begins on Sunday 20th November, so check out the kits below and back your country to go all the way!
Roar On The Three Lions
It’s going to be a big winter for Gareth Southgate and his England team. It’s been a half a decade of near misses, so this year, they’ll want to get the job done.
After reaching the semi-finals in 2018, the first time since Italia ’90, England were knocked out in extra time by Croatia. At Euro 2020, they went one step further, securing a place at the final. This time, they were beaten by Italy in heart-breaking fashion when they lost the penalty shootout.
Onto this year, where all eyes will be on lifting the trophy on 18th December. Led by Harry Kane, one the greatest strikers England have ever produced, they’ve got a real shot at this year’s tournament.
The kit England will reppin’ in Qatar is a throwback to the ‘90s. The home shirt, landin’ in the classic White with Blue Fury and Blue Void colouring across the shoulders, calls back to the shirt from the mid-90s.
The new away shirt comes in the traditional red and throws it back to the late-90s/early-00s, with similarities to the collared Umbro shirt from the time.
What do you make of England’s chances this year? Can they go all the way and lift the trophy?
Allez Les Bleus
Defending champions, there’s big expectations on the shoulders of Didier Deschamps and the French team this year.
With a stacked squad consisting of world-beaters like Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappé and N’Golo Kanté to name but a few, The Blues are among the hot favourites to take the crown.
For their home kit, Nike has opted for a stripped-back, understated look. In a Midnight Navy colourway with Metallic Gold branding, fitting for the reigning champs, it includes subtle tonal patterning to the shoulders, with oak leaves and olive branches to the collar to signify peace.
Complete with a single button-up fastening for adjustable ventilation, it comes equipped with Dri-FIT sweat-wicking tech to help you and the players stay cool, calm and collected on matchday.
The away kit lands in a White and Game Royal colourway with patterning inspired by traditional Toile de Jouy fabric. Imagery featured on the shirt includes the iconic Cockerel, the Arc de Triomphe and Clairefontaine football centre.
Like the look of the new shirts France fans? Cop ‘em now and show your support for the current holders.
All Oranje, Aren’t We?
The Dutch might well be back. Playing in their first World Cup since 2014, Netherlands will be looking to prove to the rest of the world that they are back where they belong.
Once a real force on the international stage, a decline over the last decade has resulted in poor performances and missed tournaments. They failed to qualify for both Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup, before being beaten in the Round of 16 at Euro 2020.
But there’s now a feeling that the Dutch team once again mean business. Captained by Virgil van Dijk and with a talented team that includes the likes of Matthjis de Ligt, Frenkie de Jong and Memphis Depay, they’ll fancy their chances in Qatar this year.
Fresh hope brings it with it a fresh new strip for the Netherlands national team. Landing in the iconic Laser Orange colourway, the home shirt features a dancing swirl patterning throughout that represents both the mane of a Lion and the fluid football played by the Dutch.
The away shirt comes in a Deep Royal Blue colourway, with Black panelling and Habanero Red used for the trim and branding.
Will the Dutch side go far this year? Level up your support for the Oranges with the brand-new kits!
The last time we’ll see Cristiano Ronaldo at a World Cup finals? Most probably, and the 37-year-old striker will no doubt want to go out with a bang.
Portugals performances at past World Cup’s have been less than stellar. Aside from their 4th place finish in 2006, they’ve either been eliminated at the Group Stage or Round of 16 since 2002. Not great for a nation that won the Euros in 2016.
This year, they’ll be looking to go all the way. With a super-talented team, led by Ronaldo, that includes the likes of Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes and Joao Felix, all eyes will be on the prize.
Nike has produced a unique design for the home effort, with nothing like this ever worn by the Portugal national team. Made to look like the country’s flag wrapped around the body, it comes in a Pepper Red and Green colourway, split by a diagonal stripe across the shirt.
The away shirt is more classical, coming in a Sail and Obsidian colourway with a Pepper Red and Green panel to the chest. The slightly darker white used as the base is to ensure the Portugese kit stands out among all the other white kits.
Will Portugal stand out at this year’s tournament? Show ‘em your support by coppin’ the latest kits.
What do you make of the new releases? Are they getting you hyped for the tournament!? For all the latest ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, keep it locked in to @JDFootball on the socials!
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JD Football | November 21, 2023