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World Cup 2022 kits: new shirts and squad shirts for Qatar runners-up revealed

Ahead of a tournament that is sure to be unlike any previous edition of the FIFA World Cup given its unique schedule, the latest kit designs produced for the teams in the final appear firmly focused on throwing back to bygone eras.

Drawing inspiration from the 1920s to the 1990s, shirt makers are clearly hoping that fans’ appetite for classic jerseys will translate into demand for jerseys for this year’s finals, which kick off in November.

Puma is responsible for all new designs released so far, highlighting the influence of the past by describing their approach as “bold, modern takes on retro vibes and football nostalgia”.

Let’s take a look at the shirts Sadio Mane, Granit Xhaka and Luis Suarez will be wearing when they take part in the biggest event on the football calendar.

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World Cup 2022 kits – new and confirmed

Ghana

Since their first appearance in Germany in 2006, the Black Stars have qualified for every World Cup except 2018.

Their new jersey, which is described as “old-school Ghana cool”, is a white with red, yellow and green trim around the sleeves.

The black star is in the center of the jersey, with the Ghana Football Association logo on the left and an open collar.

Even the ball in the center of the FA logo has an old-school feel, resembling the beloved Telstar balls produced for the World Cup between 1970 and 1998.

There are two Premier League players who are likely to be among the best-known members of the Ghana squad wearing the shirt: Leicester City defender Daniel Amartey and Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew.

Morocco

Morocco last won a game in the final in 1998, and their latest home shirt is a tribute to the side that claimed their first World Cup victory in 12 years at France 1998.

The Puma logo is in the center of the jersey, flanked by two blocks of dark green – a color also deployed at the base of the sleeves.

The logo of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation sits left of center on a shirt reflecting the colors of the country’s flag.

Captain Romain Saiss, who plays for Wolves in the Premier League, will be among the players likely to model the new number.

Paris Saint-Germain defender Achraf Hakimi is the obvious superstar of a Moroccan side managed by former PSG boss Vahid Halilhodzic.

Senegal

Puma is back in the 21st century for this jersey, reminiscing about the 2002 finals in Japan and South Korea when Senegal stunned the world.

As world and European champions at the time, France were due to face Senegal in the opening game, but Papa Bouba Diop, whose death at the end of 2020 was mourned by the football world, marked the only goal of the game to start. the finale with a seismic upheaval.

Senegal’s new shirt features red, yellow and green around the base of the sleeves and its rimmed collar.

The lion of the Senegalese Football Federation is on the left side of the shirt, with the green star in the middle and the Puma logo on the right against a background of national colors.

Bouba Diop then scored twice against Uruguay for a Senegal side that beat Sweden in the round of 16, only being knocked out by a 94th-minute Turkish winner in the quarter-finals.

The current generation of Senegalese stars are African Cup of Nations champions and count Liverpool hotshot Sadio Mane among their ranks. We’ll see that jersey in the later stages of the final if they can progress from a group containing Qatar, Ecuador and the Netherlands.

Swiss

The 14th-ranked side in the world have a tricky-looking group of finals involving Brazil, Cameroon and Serbia, and they will try to qualify for the knockout stage in a third consecutive tournament in a shirt, another example of “bringing back and rejuvenating old classics,” according to Puma.

The white stripes descend in a gradient effect to the collarbone in the only major design element of a look that manufacturers recognize as a “simple shirt for the house”.

The Puma logo is in the center, with the logo of the Swiss Football Association to its right and the national flag cross to the left.

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka, captain of Switzerland, is among the players you can expect to wear the shirt in Qatar.

The Swiss players representing their country at Women’s EURO 2022 were among the first to wear the new jersey.

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Uruguay

Luis Suarez was among the first players seen in Uruguay’s new kit, which features a button-down collar in the most retro design of them all to date.

Uruguay arguably have more reason to look back than most footballing nations: they finished unbeaten World Cup winners in 1930 and 1950 and are credited with winning the tournament four times because they were world champions in 1924 and 1928.

The gold, blue and white crest of the Uruguayan Football Association is centered on the left, with the Puma logo on the right and white trim on the collar and sleeves.

The team’s nickname, ‘La Celeste’, is also woven into a jersey that will be worn by Suarez and his teammates when their country takes part in a fourth straight final.

Puma’s rival suppliers Ghana are part of Uruguay’s entertaining squad, alongside Portugal and South Korea.