Excited soccer fans on Twitter took a peek at dozens of new Nike National Team kits on Monday, including eight that will be worn at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup in Qatar in November and December.
Nike is set to officially unveil a slew of new national team kits later this week. But Twitter user Tweet embed – who has published credible leaks of club and national team crews in the past – has beaten them hard, posting drawings and photos of new kits at home and abroad for 12 countries on Monday. Reliable sources have confirmed to SportsLogos.net that the graphics and photos accurately represent what the final kits will look like.
All 12 countries will use Nike’s new Vaporknit model; Here’s a look at all 12 countries, starting with those that qualified for the 2022 World Cup:
The host country will wear maroon-colored shirts with detailing along the sleeves of the sleeves National flag. The outer set is mainly white with flecks of gold fading in and out beneath a pattern of interconnected circles.
Australia maintains the look of its traditional yellow house, this time with a tonal marble pattern throughout. The cuffs are green in color, as well as the insert in the back collar. Dark blue away set with mint green collar inserts and sleeve trim. The national team crest also appears in monochrome mint green. Both sets have a seven-point star on the back collar.
The traditional Croatian chessboard pattern gets a modern twist on both home kits and outdoor gear. The house sets feature red squares on a white base, with a few missing to give a more pixelated look. The light blue squares are blurred and distorted on the dark blue outer kits as they radiate from the national team crest on the left chest.
France keeps things simple in its home collections, which appear to be more gray-blue than they have been in previous years. The national team logo and Nike logo are golden, while the Nike logo are small tricolor Shown on sleeve cuffs. The outdoor set features a subtle pattern of scenes from all over French history printed throughout the front and white base sleeves.
Holland sticks to its traditional orange color at home, this time with an abstract chromatic pattern—perhaps inspired by a lion’s mane? – All over the front and sleeves. Black Nike logo and back collar. The outer kit is blue, with black collar and cuff inserts with narrow orange stripes across the center. The orange tone on the outdoor kit logo appears to be darker than the house kit logo
While Tweet embed He had indicated that the Polish red shirt would be Poland’s national team shirt, as the Polish national team traditionally wore white at home. Their new white shirt features a tonal pattern across the shoulders, sleeves, and Polish coat of arms on his left chest. The outer gear is solid red, and the white crew neck and cuffs have narrow red stripes through their centers.
Portugal somewhat breaks with tradition regarding their new home collections, as they usually don’t have as much green as shown in the leaked graphic. The red and green blocks are divided diagonally across the front of the shirt. The base of the outer set is yellowish white, and features a band around the chest extending the lower part to the back, with a green and red split roughly proportional to how they are divided Portuguese flag. Black sleeve cuffs and back collar.
🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia traditionally wears white at home, and their new white kits feature a chromatic pattern of what appear to be tree branches, leaves, and feathers. Round neck and green Nike logo. The outdoor set features an abstract color scheme on a dark green base.
Nike released earlier Home and outdoor kits in Brazil In early August. National teams whose Nike outfits that were not among Monday’s leaks include:
- United State
- South Korea
The following countries did not qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar but will receive new national team kits nonetheless.
New House China kits are mostly red, with dark red inserts on the front and back of the collar and near the hem. The cuffs are dark red with narrow yellow stripes across the centre. The outer set comes in mint green, with a color scheme of dots radiating from the edge at the front of the set. Points also radiate from the collar on each sleeve. The inserts at the back collar and cuffs are the same slightly dark green shade as the dots.
The new flagship collection in Nigeria features a green base covered in panels with different color patterns all around. Although, in front and center, is a silhouette of a bird – presumably an eagle because of the national team “Super Eagles” Nickname. The outer gear is white with a black and green triangle pattern on the sleeves and green inserts on the front collar, back collar, and cuffs.
🇳🇿 New Zealand
New Zealand is back to basics with its new collections. The only embellishments on the white house set are the black collar and cuffs. There is a white fern leaf national team logo on the left chest, outlined in black. The Black away set does not contain any decoration; The only thing that stands out is the Nike logo and the fern leaf on the chest in white.
The Turk traditionally wears red at home and white with a red stripe on the chest away. Their new home kits will feature a chromatic geometric pattern across the front, save for a solid red stripe across the chest. The tonal pattern appears again in the red stripe in the outer set, which also has narrow red stripes running through the collar and sleeve cuffs. Both sets are marked with the white star and crescent of Turkish flag as a symbol.