Adidas football kits for the 2022 World Cup

Dezeen's guide to all 32 teams' football kits at the 2022 World Cup

Ahead of the 2022 Fifa World Cup commencing in Qatar on Sunday, we have rounded up the kits of all 32 teams playing in the international football competition.

Though not a catwalk, the World Cup is arguably the biggest stage a fashion designer could ever hope to see their work exhibited on.

This year's strips include jerseys made with ocean plastic or recycled polyester and a kit designed to protest against the circumstances surrounding the tournament.

Below are kits from all 32 nations that will be on display in Qatar, arranged in alphabetical order:


A footballer wearing a white and blue shirt

Argentina by Adidas

As with previous home shirts, Adidas' design for Argentina features the Argentinian coat of arms and the Argentine Football Association crest set within the team's traditional pale blue and white stripes.

The slim-fitting jersey is made with 50 per cent ocean plastic from Parley for the Oceans.


A yellow and green World Cup 2022 football shirt

Australia by Nike

Australia's sunny home kit for the tournament by Nike is made up of gold, yellow and green hues that reference the sandy landscape of the Australian outback as well as the wetlands and forests in the countryside.

On the breast, the shield of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms – one of the symbols of the Oceanic nation – is framed by an emu and a kangaroo.


A Belgian footballer in a red shirt

Belgium by Adidas

Red and gold flames lick the raglan sleeves of Adidas' shirt for Belgium, which represents a fresh take on the team's usual black, yellow and red argyle print shirt.

The fiery design references the Belgian team's nickname, the Red Devils.


A yellow football jersey

Brazil by Nike

This vibrantly coloured shirt by Nike for Brazil has a jaguar, or onça-pintada in Portuguese, pattern printed all over. According to Nike, the print reflects five-time-World-Cup-winner Brazil's famously flarey "style of play".

While the body is yellow, it is set off against contrasting green edges and blue piping around the neck and sleeve. The yellow shade is a slightly brighter version of the team's usual shirt colour.


Cameroon by One All Sports

Motorsports clothing manufacturer One All Sports has designed this shirt as a deconstructed Cameroonian flag.

Thick green stripes fan diagonally out from the centre, while bands of black, yellow and red line the sleeves.


Red and white Canadian football shirts

Canada by Nike

The Canada kit is the same design that the nation has worn throughout the past year, making Canada the only Nike team without a new design.

Comprised of the country's traditional vivid red and white colour scheme, the kits feature the maple leaf, the nation's most widely recognised symbol, on the chest. As with all Nike kits, the shirts are seamless and make use of the brand's dri-fit ADV drying technology.


Three models wearing New Balance football kits

Costa Rica by New Balance

Costa Rican players – also known as Los Ticos – will sport a red jersey with blue trimmings made from 100 per cent recycled polyester and New Balance's dry technology, which is designed to keep players comfortable in the hot Qatar climate.

"Every time I step out onto the pitch for my country is an incredibly proud moment and I can't wait for the first game in these new kits," Costa Rica defender Kendall Wason said. "These are the perfect jerseys for us to show the world what we're made of.”


Two checcked football tops

Croatia by Nike

As with past home jerseys, Croatia's kit for the World Cup is dotted with its signature red and white squares. However, the brand claims that the design takes a "modern" approach to the traditional shirt.

While the red and white home shirt has a clear-cut checked pattern, the away kit's blurry squares pay homage to "the ebbs and flows of Croatia's Adriatic coastline", it said.


Denmark World Cup 2022 football shirts

Denmark by Hummel

Denmark's home shirt is predominantly red and deliberately minimalist. Save for a few stripes on the cuff, the Hummel logo and the Danish badge, the top has few other details.

Sports brand Hummel designed the kit as a protest against the event being hosted in Qatar and wanted to reduce the visibility of the shirts.

"We've toned down all the details – including our own Hummel logo and chevrons – because even though we love football and the feeling of togetherness it gives us, we don't wish to be visible during a tournament that has cost thousands of people their lives," said the brand.


 

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Ecuador by Marathon

Ecuadorian sports company Marathon's yellow shirt for Ecuador was designed to celebrate the country's flag. On the back is a subtle silhouette of Ecuador.

The inner hem carries the word "Ecuador" written in six different languages.


Two England football shirts

England by Nike

Nike's home kit for England is a departure from its 2018 World Cup design and instead bears a closer resemblance to the team's Euro 1996 kit. The slimline shirt has large blue gradients on the shoulders and is noticeably free of any red colouring.

Meanwhile, the retro-style red away kit features a statement collar, a signature of the English team, which hides the famous three lions symbol underneath.


A blue and a white Nike football top

France by Nike

Nike's kit for current World Cup champions France draws on the country's heritage and its future, in what the brand described as a vision of "the New France".

The home shirt is lightly adorned with graphics of oak leaves and olive branches that represent strength, solidarity and peace, whereas depictions of the cockerel, the Arc de Triomphe and Clairefontaine decorate the away.


Three German footballers in white shirts

Germany by Adidas

Taking inspiration from Germany's first ever national football shirt, Adidas added a circular gold team badge in the middle of the otherwise simple home jersey.

The updated version also features thick vertical stripes while the colours of the German flag – red, black and yellow – run along the neck and sides.


A Ghanaian football shirt by Puma

Ghana by Puma

Ghana will be playing in a striking kit designed by Puma to reflect Ghanaian pride. A graphic in the middle of the top reinterprets the national flag and incorporates traditional Ghanaian textile patterns.

The Black Star of Ghana and the word "Ghana" in a unique black typeface are also visible across the chest.


A white Iran football shirt

Iran by Majid

The Majid Iran 2022 World Cup jersey has a plain design in white with trim in the colours of the Iranian flag on the collar and cuffs.

Raglan sleeves have grey splodges printed all over while the hem is solid red.


A man wearing a blue and white football kit

Japan by Adidas

Made by Adidas, Japan's blue-and-white home kit is informed by origami.

It has a three-legged-crow pattern printed all over which the designers said represents self expression. The irregular shapes are said to convey speed, supposedly echoing the pace of Japan's play.


A woman wearing a beige football shirt

Mexico by Adidas

With the Mexico home kit, Adidas chose to reference the country's ancient civilisations and Mixtec art, using swirling lines in a deep maroon hue that contrast the shirt's beige base.

Hidden among the swirls are symbols such as legendary figure Quetzalcoatl – an Aztec god that takes the form of a feathered serpent.


A white football shirt for the Moroccan World Cup team

Morocco by Puma

Like many of the shirts being worn in Qatar, Morrocco's kit incorporates the colours of the country's flag with red and green lines finishing the arms and neckline.

The white shirt is decorated with graphics that recall traditional Moroccan mosaics, while the team emblem is positioned in the middle.


An orange and a blue football shirt

Netherlands by Nike

This shiny orange shirt is a flamboyant spin on the Netherlands' traditional kit and is designed to evoke the mane of a lion, the historic symbol of the country.

Contrasting black elements including a black shield behind the Dutch Republic Lion and a black Nike tick pop against the bright orange.


Polish football team shirts

Poland by Nike

Poland's largely plain red home kit was informed by the elements of the country's coat of arms, with sleeve graphics representing the nest and feathers of a white eagle.

The kit is made up of Poland's national colours, which celebrate peace and honour.


Portuguese football shirts by Nike

Portugal by Nike

Portugal's two-tone kit features block colours of peppery red and forest green, with splashes of gold hinting at the team's previous successes. National pride is represented through the crest of the Federação Portuguesa de Futebol, which is positioned on the left hand side.

The away kit has an off-white base that is meant to stand out against the sea of white competitors.


A dark red and a white football jersey

Qatar by Nike

Host nation Qatar's home shirt has a simple design with white triangular patterns adorning the sleeves and a plain maroon base, mirroring the Qatari flag.

The team, which is the only nation making its debut in the tournament this year, has a slightly more adventurous away kit, with printed pearls overlaid on a white background. As Qatar players run across the pitch, the kit is meant to resemble a sandstorm in the sun.


Saudi Arabian World Cup 2022 kit

Saudi Arabia by Nike

Informed by the kit worn in 2018 and 2020, Saudi Arabia's away kit version is green with a unique mosaic graphic print that Nike said evokes "speed and boldness".

The home kit colourway is reversed – the white base lined with green trimmings and bearing a green Saudi Arabian Football Federation shield and falcon.


A green shirt with number 10 on the front

Senegal by Puma

African Cup of Nations title-holder Senegal will wear a green kit made by Puma that draws on the team's nickname, the lions.

The national flag, federation emblem, and the words Les Lions sit alongside an image of a lion, signifying bravery and intensity.


A white shirt for the Polish World Cup team

Serbia by Puma

The white 2022 Serbia Away jersey features gold accents and traditional blue and white colours, with a subtle cross print.

Designed by Puma, the kit is emblazoned with a new crest that is made up of the Serbian coat of arms and a two-headed eagle.


A footballer in a red kit

South Korea by Nike

The Dokkaebi – mythical creatures found in Korean folklore – were the starting point for Nike's kit for Korea Republic.

"The fiery moniker represents the fierce mentality of a proud nation and is amplified by vibrant global red and a tiger-stripe sleeve graphic representing strength and power," said the brand. The country's name is written in Korean on the back of the collar.


A footballer in a red shirt on a pitch

Spain by Adidas

Spain's minimal home kit is almost entirely deep red ,with yellow and black material used for the V-neck and along the shirt bindings. Adidas' signature triple stripes run along the shoulders.

The away kit features a top with an undulating graphic that takes cues from the country’s 1982 logo, when Spain last hosted the world's biggest football tournament.


A white and red Serbian football shirt

Switzerland by Puma

The Swiss team's home kit for World Cup 2022 has a gradient ombre-effect colour palette with a white top that gradually fades into grey at the waist.

A thick red band across the chest has a cross with white borders that directly recalls the country's flag, while the sleeves have unusual mesh cuffs.


A red football shirt by Kappa

Tunisia by Kappa

Tunisian players will be clad in white jerseys with red lining that reference the history and heritage of the nation. The background design is based on armour worn by ancient Tunisian military during the Carthaginian empire.

Kappa designed the kits to be "resistant, elastic and breathable".


Uruguay 2022 World Cup kit

Uruguay by Puma

Uruguay's white away kit for World Cup 2022 bears light-blue stripes that run vertically across the middle with the federation emblem and the national flag at the centre.

Described by Puma as "a fresh and fearless take on the national team identity", the top also has "Uruguay" written in cursive script along its front.


USA football kit by Nike

US by Nike

For the US team kits, American sportswear brand Nike looked to other popular national sports such as hockey and basketball.

The white home shirt has the pattern of a hockey jersey and double swooshes on the sleeves that look similar to those seen on American football jerseys. Bands of red and white surround each sleeve. The away kit has a slightly more vibrant pattern intended to celebrate diversity and youth.


A model wearing a red football top

Wales by Adidas

The Adidas Wales 2022 World Cup home jersey has a simple design with a red base colour and three white stripes on the shoulders.

Its round-neck collar has a green and white trim that also runs along the side up to the armpits. The Wales Football Association badge takes its place on the left side of the chest.