New Argentina Away Kit For 2022 World Cup Looks Straight Outta ‘Cars’

With the 2022 Qatar World Cup on the horizon, Sportswear brands have turned up the throttle as numerous National kit releases are occurring almost every day.

While the 32 participants will be eyeing the top prize, their various sponsors will look to design some iconic threads and eventually, be crowned the best as per fan opinion. 

The releases so far have seen German heavyweights Adidas pull ahead, while their arch-competitor Nike continues to fall behind. 

Adidas have earned plenty of praise for the graphically vivid kits they’ve produced so far, such as the wavy away kit for La Roja and a fiery home variant for the Belgian Devils. 

Their lineup so far includes some truly vibrant kits, and the brand also seems to have a thing for resemblances this year. 

The trend started when Germany’s home kit reminded fans of a beloved cartoon and has continued following the reveal of Argentina’s away kit. 

La Albiceleste have already gained a classy home kit courtesy of their sponsors, and the brand new Away one is no slouch either. 

Bringing to the fore an extremely distinct look, Adidas have potentially created one of the kits of the tournament. The design certainly isn’t one you’d expect to see on a footy pitch, and would rather look more at home in the Marinas of Miami. 

But hey, we’re definitely not complaining.

An indigo blue hue stars at the centre, with further accents in grey and purple shades.

A faint graphic sits on the front, very reminiscent of a teetering flame. Inspired by the national emblem Sol De Mayo, the colour of the graphic ranges from blue to light purple.

The national crest goes monochrome and can be seen in a silver shade, and such is also the case for the Adidas logo, which has seen a sharp redesign and now features without any lettering.

Understated purple envelopes the classic three stripes on the shoulders paired with sleeve cuffs to match. 

The stylish look instantly reminded fans online of Ramone, the coolest cat in Radiator Springs. 

For the uninitiated, Ramone is a character from the popular animated film trilogy, ‘Cars’. Inherently a Chevy Impala, Ramone is a car vinyl expert, who sports some extremely snappy looks throughout the Trilogy.

His most iconic one by far mirrors that of the Argentina away kit, with both featuring a dominant purple shade alongside dazzling flames.  It’s highly unlikely that Adidas went to ‘Cars’ for inspiration, but the end result certainly looks quite similar.