Leaked & Official: 2014 FIFA World Cup Kits
This page will be updated as new leaks come through, as shirts are officially revealed and as team’s seal their qualification for the tournament. Where we have it any information is included, if you have any information for us, please get in touch.
Algeria – Pooled with Russia South Korea and Belgium at the 2014 World Cup, Algeria have revealed their new home and away kits for what will be their fourth appearance at a World Cup this June. The new home display sees their iconic white colour stamped as the main colour while green is included as the trim on the sleeve hems and rounded collar. The new Algeria away kit sees the same template introduced where green is the main colour and white is used as trim on the rounded collar and sleeve hems. A new rounded crest is seen on the right side of the home and away shirts which represents the nation’s flag.
Argentina – Manufactured by adidas the Argentina home shirt was first released in mid November. The La Albiceleste kits features white shirts and socks rather than their standard dark blue shorts which is FIFA’s attempt to stamp out multi coloured kits for the World Cup. The new home shirt features an all new gradient design with sky blue stripes and the signature adidas stripes are coloured in black. The new away kit combines the tones of blue with the gold from the crest. The gold colour, which is present throughout the shirt, enhances its identity and commemorates the glory of Argentine football.
Australia – The Australian World Cup shirt was released in February 2014 in Walsh Bay, Sydney by current Socceroos midfielder Mark Bresciano and coach Ange Postecoglou. The new home shirt features the nation’s trademark gold colour along with dark green trim on the collar and sleeve hems. The shirt was inspired by the shirt used in 1974 which marked their debut World Cup appearance. eatured on the back of the neck is a quote saying “We Socceroos can do the impossible” which was first said by Peter Wilson the captain of the 1974 team.
Belgium – Released in late February and supplied by Swiss brand Burrda the new Red Devils home shirt features the traditional red colour along with black and yellow trim on the collar, sleeve hems and front. All home, away and third shirts feature the same rounded collar which as the red, yellow and black colours of Belgium stamped into it. The home and third shirt features an enlarged crown watermark across the front. The away kit for Belgium is black featuring an elegant black and yellow diagonal sash across the front of the shirt.
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Brazil – World Cup hosts Brazil officially released their Nike home shirt in late November at a special release event in Rio de Janeiro. The kit will be worn by the hosts next summer and the new kit combines cultural design, performance innovation and environmentally sustainable materials. Captivated by the creativity of Brazil, the new design features the iconic canary yellow home colours with green trim on the sleeve hems and collar. Stars of Brazil at the release event included Neymar, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Paulinho and Bernard.
Cameroon – Supplied by Puma, the new Cameroon home shirt is inspired by traditional Cameroonian culture featuring an enlarged watermark print on the front of a predominantly green shirt. Yellow and red trim have been included on the collar, numbers, branding and sleeve hems. The Cameroon away shirt features the same template as the away shirt but in yellow and topped off with red trim. Both the shirts feature a new special lion crest on the left side of the shirt symbolising the nation’s nickname Les Lions Indomptables meaning ‘The Indomitable Lions’.
Chile – Launched in early March, the new Chile home shirt features the nation’s trademark red colour along with white and blue trim on the collar, sides and sleeve hems. The home shirt pays homage to Chilean patriotism as it features the first line of the Chilean national anthem “Puro, Chile, es tu cielo azulado” inside the neck region. The Chilean national flag is printed in the nape of the shirt and the design of the collar is traditional styled inspired by past Chile football shirts.
Colombia – Ending a 16 year wait CONMEBOL side Colombia have reached the 2014 FIFA World Cup after finishing in second place behind Argentina to gain an automatic spot. Headlined by superstar Radamel Falcao the Colombia home and away shirts were originally leaked online. The Coffee Growers home shirt is primarily yellow with a dark blue diagonal band across the chest as well as thin diagonal pinstripes while the away shirt is red with white trim on the signature adidas stripes and dark blue hoops is featured on the sleeves. Colombia’s away shirt is predominantly red featuring dark blue and white trim on the collar, shoulders, sleeve hems and branding.
Costa Rica – Supplied by Italian brand Lotto Sport Italia, the new Costa Rica home kit features their trademark red colour along with blue trim on the collar, sleeve hems and sides. The shirt features a unique design on the front where the blue colour is stamped on the front diagonally. The shirt is complemented with blue shorts and red socks. The new away kit features the same template as the Costa Rica home shirt but coloured in white with red trim. The away kit features white shorts and socks. Costa Rica will play England, Italy and Uruguay at the 2014 World Cup group stage.
Côte d’Ivoire – Supplied by Puma, the Ivory Coast home shirt is primarily their trademark orange colour with again culture inspired designs and patterns on the shoulders and the Puma logo is featured three times on the shirt on both sleeves and the chest. The Ivory Coast uses the same template as the home shirt boasting an all green colour with same culture patterns on the shoulders. Côte d’Ivoire booked a place in the 2014 FIFA World Cup by beating Senegal on aggregate to make it their third FIFA World Cup appearance.
Croatia – Officially unveiled in the country’s capital of Zagreb in early March during the trials of Nike Chance where Croatia star Mario Mandzukic handed the jersey to Josip Juranović, the winner of the Nike Chance event. The new home shirt pays homage to Croatia’s birth as a football nation back in 1990 as it features their iconic red and white chequerboard appearance. The new home shirt combines old and new featuring red sleeves the Croatian side wore back in 1990. The new away kit features a bright blue colour along with red and white checks on the shoulders and a red crew-neck collar and red and white checks in a panel. The away kit is complemented with blue shorts and socks with red trim.
Ecuador – Several Ecuador players including Gabriel Achilier, Óscar Bagüí, Fernando Gaibor and Jorge Guagua revealed the shirts using the theme “‘Más que el sol contemplamos lucir” which means “We think that we can shine more than the sun”. The new Ecuador home shirt by Marathon features the nations famous yellow colours while blue is included as the trim and red is the third colour featured on the sides and collar. The new away shirt features the same template as the home shirt but in a blue colour. Yellow is included on the shirt as the trim while red is absent.
England – New home & away shirts will be made for 2014, the home will be white with sport royal (blue) details, this will be worn with either blue or white shorts (more likely white in World Cup games). The away will be two tones of red worn with white shorts and red socks.
France – Qualifying to the 2014 FIFA World Cup by beating Ukraine 3-2 on aggregate, France were the first Nike team to officially release their home kit for the World Cup in June. After the final whistle members of the French National Team – Franck Ribery, Blaise Matuidi, Yohan Cabaye and Raphael Varane unveiled the new French National Team home kit to be worn in Brazil next year. The new France home shirt features a new 1958 crest which reflects players’ feedback of wanting to “feel the history of our country”. The shirt is topped off with an elegant white traditional collar and a dark blue base. France released their new away shirt at their training ground Clairefontaine. The “Marinière” design makes a return to the France away shirt displaying a subtle tonal grey mariner stripe.
Germany – Germany officially released their home shirt by adidas for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in mid November. The shirt features a new v-shape design on the front which boasts shades of red, yellow and black on a white base. The shorts and socks have been switched to white from their traditional black and it was first worn against Italy in an international friendly in mid November. Germany’s away kit was released in February 2014 and it features thick red and black hoops along with fine lines incorporated into the shirt’s red horizontal stripes. “The lines stand for team spirit and integration on the pitch”, says Jürgen Rank, Chief Designer for football apparel at adidas.
Ghana – Ghana officially qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup by beating Egypt 7-3 on aggregate. The new Ghana home shirt reveals their trademark white appearance while a subtle feature includes a tribal pattern on the collar and shoulders symbolising Ghana culture. The same tribal pattern is also featured on the sleeve hems while black trim is included on the numbers and branding. The tribal pattern featured on the collar is inspired by Kente cloth design which is a traditional form of art in Ghana. The new Ghana away shirt is mostly red featuring an enlarged watermark of a tribal pattern on the front of the shirt.
Greece – Supplied by American powerhouse Nike, the new Greece home shirt is stylish, contemporary and simple revealing a white display with blue trim. Compact with a blue polo collar and deep blue cuffs on the sleeves the home and away kits are one of the most classic designs ever for the Greeks. The handover the the Greek shirts was designed as a continuation of Nike’s ‘Attack As One’ social activation during the tournament qualifiers. The new away kit for Greece sees a blue display with white trim making it essentially a colour revert for the Greeks. The blue shirt was settled to be the away kit for Greece after their historic 2004 UEFA Euro triumph.
Honduras – Supplied by Spanish brand Joma, the new Honduras home shirt features their iconic white colour along with sky blue trim on the sides, shoulders and collar. The new Honduras home shirt has a simple rounded v-neck collar with the nation’s crest stamped on the left breast with the Joma logo on the right. The new away kit for Honduras is sky blue featuring white trim on the branding, sides, shoulders and collar. Honduras may debut their new home kit in the international friendly against Venezuela this week. Honduras play France, Ecuador and Switzerland at the World Cup in Brazil this year.
Iran – Supplied by German brand uhlsport in early February 2014, the new Iran home shirt uses the traditional primary white kit of the three-time Asian Cup winners with the red and green of the country’s national flag appearing in the neck and chest areas. The away shirt uses a red base with a green crew neck, sleeve cuffs and chest graphics. Along with the Iran 2014 home kit, it features a prominent print of the Asiatic cheetah on its front.
Italy – Supplied by Puma, the new Azzurri home shirt features a very elegant button-down collared shirt, maintaining the traditional blue colour associated with the Italians. The Puma logo is embroidered in gold on the upper right part of the chest with the Italian football federation logo just over the heart. The new Italy away shirt is primarily white with blue pinstripes. Kit manufacturer Puma has its logo featured in blue on the upper right of the chest with the FIGC logo on the opposite part. The Italians face a tough task at the 2014 tournament if they want to progress as they have to play Uruguay, England and Costa Rica.
Japan – Manufactured by adidas the Japan home shirt was officially released in mid November by Shinji Kagawa. The Japanese home kit is primarily blue with the signature adidas three stripes in white on the shoulders and shorts and red being the third colour on the socks and shirt sleeves. The shirt features sun rays expanding from Japan’s crest. Japan were one of the first nations to reach next year’s World Cup after they came first in AFC Group B ahead of Australia to gain an automatic spot. Japan’s new away shirt is not like any recent away football kits as they have opted to use fluorescent yellow as the main colour which is designed to symbolise the country’s modern and developed cities.
Mexico – CONCACAF side Mexico qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup by beating OFC side New Zealand in the play-offs 9-3 on aggregate. Mexico were the first team to officially reveal their World Cup kit and they first wore their shirt against Panama in the CONCACAF qualifying match in a 2-1 win which helped them to finish fourth and to gain a qualification play-off spot. The home shirt features a two tone green base with white and red trim on the chest and the graphic around the crest is designed to express the strength, passion and pride of Mexico. Mexico released their away shirt in February 2014 revealing a vibrant red and black coloured shirt with a similar design on the front to their home shirt.
Netherlands – Supplied by Nike, the new Netherlands home shirt features the nations trademark Oranje colour along with a splash of white trim on the Nike logo and Netherlands crest. An elegant red, white and blue stripe is featured on the back of the neck to represent the national flag of Netherlands. Netherlands have gone for a classic crest rather than the current KNVB crest.
Nigeria – Nigeria officially released their home shirt in February 2014. The new home shirt for Nigeria features two tones of green, with the darker hue providing the side panels and pinstripes down the front, and the adidas stripes and further trim and details are in white. This is one of the lightest green colours Nigeria have used for their home kit.
Portugal – Unveiled at the end of February 2014 the new Portugal kit will be again supplied by Nike where the shirt features a new two tone hooped gradient design. The shirt features a combination of maroon and red colours forming a unique and modern hooped structure where it begins at the collar and ending around the stomach region of the shirt. Confirming our leak back in August 2013 the Portugal home shirt features the nation’s trademark maroon colours along with dark green trim on the collar and sleeve hems.
Russia – The Russia home shirt has a graphic of Moscow’s Kosmonauts Museum on the front of a cardinal/light maroon/gold shirt, the away has a view from space of Russia in a white & blue graphic on a white/dark blue/bright blue kit. The home shirt was first unveiled in mid November and it features several similarities to Spain’s home shirt. The Earth Scientific Monitoring Centre took part in the developing process of the away kit and delivered unique pictures of Earth, taken from the Russian space satellite ‘Electro-L’ #1, to adidas. The outline of the Earth was modified and placed on the t-shirt, now it looks like a light blue semicircle. According to the idea of adidas designers, this image shows same perspective from which Yuri Gagarin who was the first man in space saw Earth in 1961.
South Korea – Supplied by Nike, several Korea players including Myung-Won Seo unveiled the new kit at the Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul in late February 2014. The new home kit captures their renowned tenacity and loyalty on the pitch and combines the American brand’s performance technology and powerful national symbols. The new home shirt features the nation’s iconic red colour along with blue trim on the shoulders and white trim on the numbers and branding. The shirt is inspired by the Taegeuk which is the yan and yang circle symbol located in the centre of the Korean flag.
Spain – The World Cup champions home shirt is coloured primarily in red with new gold detailing on the signature adidas stripes, numbers, crests and logos and it was first released in mid November 2013. The new gold Spain crest will feature one star above to commemorate and honour the nation’s one and only World Cup triumph in 2010. Spain sealed a spot in next year’s World Cup after coming first in Group I ahead of France who play a qualification match against Ukraine. The Spain away kit was released in February 2014 and it offers an elegant black and neon coloured shirt which is inspired by meaningful features of the cheerful, alive, bustling, social and colourful Spanish culture. The three neon stripes contrasted with a total black, symbolizes the encouragement of the Spanish followers that will take place on the upcoming summer nights.
Switzerland – Switzerland sealed an automatic spot in next year’s World Cup after they won Group E beating the like of Iceland and Slovenia for first place. Switzerland’s last World Cup appearance was in 2010 where they famously beat Spain 1-0 in their first group match of the tournament. The new home shirt is inspired by the Swiss flag featuring the nation’s trademark red colour along with an enlarged cross symbol on the front of the shirt. White trim is included on the sleeve hems and sides while the the collar is rounded where the shirt is complemented with white shorts and red socks. The new away kit for Switzerland is predominantly white along with red trim on the collar, sleeve hems and sides while the shorts are red and the socks are white.
United States – Unveiled in late February, simplicity was the name of the game for the 2014 USA home shirt where it features a white display along with a hint of red trim on the collar and sleeve hems while blue is also seen on the Nike logo and back of the collar. Nike have given USA a classic collar while the back of the collar features a unique triangular star design representing the nation’s flag.
Uruguay – After finishing fifth in the CONMEBOL qualifying group they played a two legged play-off against AFC side Jordan winning 5-0 on aggregate to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Debuting their new home kit against Austria in an international friendly the new design of the home shirt is inspired by Uruguay’s national flag and their nickname (La Celsete). A subtle is a print of the May Sun behind the crest which is a national emblem and feature on the national flag and the shirt is completed with black shorts and sky blue socks. The new away kit for Uruguay is white with sky blue trim featuring the same template as the home shirt but with a different collar.