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Fans demand Canada throw it back to 1986 for upcoming World Cup kit

Fans demand Canada throw it back to 1986 for upcoming World Cup kit

Ending a 36 year-long wait, the Canadian National Team booked their spot in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar by easing past Jamaica through a 4-0 victory. 

John Herdman’s side, comprising of talents such as Jonathan David, Cyle Larin, Ike Ugbo, Alphonso Davies etc, have established a hold on their group and looks all set to qualify as the top team. 

Next year’s World Cup will mark Canada’s second appearance in the global festival of football, their first since 1986.

The Canadian contingent that participated in the 86′ edition held in Mexico didn’t exactly fare well as they ended at the bottom of their group.

Nevertheless, their efforts certainly inspired the generations of Canuck footballers that have come since, and naturally, fans online called for a tribute to their initial WC appearance by retaining the kit. 

The 86′ kit as seen in these images opted for a straightforward look while highlighting the Canadian flag’s primary Red colour. 

Created by former sponsor Adidas, the kit had thin white stripes running vertically on a red base. 

A white coloured collar and Adidas’ signature 3 stripes on the sleeves added the finishing touches to the look. 

The logos were all white too, featuring the Adidas Originals logo and that of the Canadian Football Federation. 

Additionally, the nation’s name was spelt out right below using Italian type designer Aldo Novarese’s ‘Stop’ typeface.

While it isn’t possible to recapture the exact vibe since their sponsors are now Nike, any sort of homage would be appreciated by fans, a modern refresh might just be in order.