The new season’s beginning has provided some much-needed solace for footy fans, who already dread the prospect of one more week without football.
While all the attention is currently placed on Europe’s top leagues, one eye firmly remains on the upcoming spectacle in Qatar. Come November, club rivalries will be set aside and supporters will come together under a flag, as the focus will firmly shift to the World Cup.
As fans patiently await the extravaganza, brands have chosen this period to show off the various threads you’ll see the players sporting in Qatar. So far, there have been hits and misses in equal measure. However, the most recent release is already showing the potential of being the kit of the tournament despite awful reviews when first leaked.
When you think of the World Cup, you think of Brazil. Better yet, when you think of football, you think of Brazil. Aside from being the most successful side in the quadrennial tournament’s history, the Selecao are also perhaps the most iconic.
From the historic image of Pele holding aloft 1970’s Jules Rimet to El Fenomeno’s total domination in 2002, Brazilian sides throughout the years have defined the term ‘football heritage’.
2022 will mark the 20th anniversary of Brazil’s triumph (5th WC title) in Yokohama, while also making it the 20th year that the World Cup has eluded them. Nevertheless, Qatar offers renewed hope for the country that breathes football, and while it remains to be seen whether Brazil add another iconic moment to their history, Nike have certainly done their part and provided a truly memorable kit.
The American sportswear brand has opted to stick to the classic shades of bright yellow, with blue and green trims. While the colours themselves don’t see alterations, the pattern on the kit provides a twist. Inspired by Jaguars, the pattern includes faint patches, reminiscent of those seen on the feline.
Logos on the shirt are enveloped in blue, and the Selecao crest is adorned with 5 stars, indicating their World Cup triumphs. The shirt features a standard collar, with a primarily green colour paired alongside a blue trim.
The star of the show is undoubtedly the collar button, as it represents the Brazilian flag when left open.
🇧🇷| That button detail is superb to be fair 👌 pic.twitter.com/QEIXgcZv5a— The Shirt Union (@TheShirtUnion) August 8, 2022
The neat detail has been put together quite well, and fans online were especially impressed by it.
Nike’s latest attempt bears a resemblance to the World Cup winning kit of 2002, an intentional aspect, of course. We can’t think of a better time or better threads for the Selecao to make it 6 in, and their fans will certainly be expecting nothing less.