The World Cup is less than one month away, a time when the Worlds best players compete it out for the most iconic prize in World football. However, while there have been some eye-catching football kits there have been some downright ugly ones on display too. We take a to look at our worst World Cup kits of all time.
10. Belgium 2018
In an attempt to pay homage to their 1984 home kit, this year Belgium add an argyle pattern to their jersey that in the mid 80’s didn’t look half bad. Unfortunately for the squad that was announced earlier this month, it is no longer 1984 and this pattern did not age well. But who knows, maybe this kit can lift them to glory. Perhaps we’re being a little too harsh.
9. Cameroon 2002
Cameroon’s aim to go into the 2002 World Cup hosted by South Korea and Japan was to wear the tight sleeveless vests they turned up in the Africa Cup Of Nations in Mali. However, FIFA had other ideas as spokesman Keith Cooper stated: “They’re not shirts, they’re vests.” Well, he was right. But the original sleeveless kit didn’t look half bad, the striking resemblance to a basketball jersey. But the addition of the black sleeves was obviously just a desperate afterthought to comply with FIFA’s regulations. 2 years later Puma sued FIFA for the banning of another kit which, well, were onesies. They lost.
8. England 2006
The less said about this home kit the better. The cross on the shoulder was not a good addition. The stripes on the shorts don’t work. The ‘Breathable’ pattern underneath the collar and arms seemed like a ploy to charge even higher prices with a ‘groundbreaking’ design. Having said that, the kit before it wasn’t exactly pleasing to the eye. But imagine spending £40+ for this. It didn’t do any favours for England when they were knocked out in the Quarter Finals by Portugal after that famous incident.