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Ranking Every Nation's Home Kit At The 2022 FIFA World Cup

Ranking Every Nation's Home Kit At The 2022 FIFA World Cup
By Gary Connaughton Updated
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The 2022 FIFA World Cup is just around the corner, with the tournament in Qatar kicking off on Sunday afternoon.

While the mid-season timing of this tournament means that it will be a unique experience, it will still feature all of the things that make the World Cup such an exciting event. The kits are certainly part of that, with each tournament often defined by jerseys on show.

With that in mind, we have ranked the home kits of each of the 32 nations that will be featured in Qatar.

Here's what we came up with.

2022 FIFA World Cup Home Kit Rankings

32. Costa Rica

A brutal effort, with this generic kit looking like it was picked off of a rack and then had the crest sewn onto it.

It's the only New Balance entry at this year's tournament and it's probably for the best.

 

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31. Qatar

Both making their debut and hosting the World Cup, Qatar probably would have wanted a more memorable jersey than this one.

They could have done a lot more with that colour scheme.

 

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30. Morocco

Morocco can be very hit and miss when it comes to their kits, with this entry falling into the latter category.

 

29. England

There's not a huge amount you can do with a white kit, but this just doesn't land at all.

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The current Nike template is a bit bland, with his looking more like a training top than an actual jersey.

 

28. Poland

Poland's kit follows the same format as England's, although the all-white look moves it ahead of the English in our rankings.

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The red crest and manufacturer logo also add a bit of extra pop.

 

27. Ecuador

This is a fairly simple effort, but the yellow is a nice base colour.

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Still, we would have been hoping for a bit more.

 

26. Canada

Making their first tournament appearance since for the first time since 1986, Canada will be sporting a fairly standard all-red jersey.

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That crest is one of the nicer ones you will see in Qatar but it's not enough to vault it up the rankings.

 

25. Iran

This is a bit plain, although the green and red do mix well enough with the white base.

 

24. Netherlands

We're disappointed with the Dutch offering this year.

Known for some incredible kits down through the years, this one just doesn't land. The glossy look takes away from the usually striking orange colour.

 

23. Tunisia

A fairly standard effort from Tunisia, although the added design on the red base does give it a bit of uniqueness.

 

22. South Korea

This is a middling effort from South Korea, although the collar does give it a few more style points.

They will rank much higher in our away kit rankings, so keep an eye out for those in the coming days.

 

21. Belgium

Belgiums kits have disappointed in recent tournaments, but this is a better effort.

The design on the sleeves gives it a bit of something extra.

 

20. Serbia

This is a plain jersey from Serbia, but the colours work well.

They are a team to watch out for in this tournament.

 

19. France

The defending champions and one of the favourites in Qatar, France are very much mid-table in these rankings.

The kit is a bit darker than some of the best French jerseys from down through the years and is just a bit too plain overall.

 

18. Saudi Arabia

This is definitely something different from Saudi Arabia, who traditionally have had fairly plain kits.

It's an eye-catching shade of green.

 

17. Wales

This is very similar to some of the other efforts we have seen from Wales in recent seasons.

It's fairly decent, although not enough to get it into the top half of the rankings.

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16. Australia

Australia's kit follows the same format as the Dutch one, but it works far better with the yellow and green combo.

It looks even better in the full kit when coupled with the green shorts and white socks.

 

15. Portugal

Portugal always deliver the goods when it comes to their kits, and while this isn't among their best, it's still a good effort.

The away kit is a real cracker.

 

14. Senegal

This is certainly something different from Senegal, although it works pretty well.

They will be hoping to have a big tournament having won AFCON earlier this year.

 

13. Denmark

This is an all-red kit from Denmark, right down to the crest and manufacturer logo. There is an interesting reason for that, with Hummel not wanting their brand associated with the World Cup in Qatar due to the human rights issues in the country.

As a kit, it really works.

 

12. Ghana

Simple, but effective.

It's a mostly white kit, but the trim of the nation's flag colours on the sleeves looks good. The black star on the chest, a nod to Ghana's nickname, is also a nice touch.

 

11. USA

This is a real throwback kit that replicates the ones we saw from Nike in the early 2000s.

It works really well.

 

10. Switzerland

The first entry in our top ten.

This is a beautiful kit, with the white lines on the top really adding to what would otherwise have been quite a plain effort.

 

9. Brazil

The yellow of Brazil at a World Cup, is there a more iconic image in all of football?

Nike have opted to jazz up this year's kit a bit, adding a design that is inspired by the fur of a jaguar, the largest cat species in the Americas.

 

8. Argentina

Another classic.

It's difficult to mess up an Argentina kit, with Adidas adding a black trim to give this a bit more of a striking look.

 

7. Cameroon

This is an absolute beauty from Cameroon, a kit they also wore at AFCON earlier this year.

It's very unfortunate to miss out on the top five.

 

6. Croatia

Now we're getting into the real contenders.

Croatia kits always catch the eye, with that red checkered design among the most iconic in world football. Nike have mixed it up on this occasion by leaving a bit more white in the centre panel of the jersey and it works really well.

 

5. Mexico

Beautiful.

Mexico are another country who rarely let you down when it comes to World Cup kits, with this year no exception. It features 'the head and feathered headdress of Aztec deity Quetzalcoatl' according to Adidas, while that eye-catching crest is also a new addition.

 

4. Uruguay

This looks like something a team would have worn back in the 1950s, and we mean that as a compliment.

It is a stunning jersey with a simple design that works really well.

 

3. Japan

A real beauty.

This is a brilliant effort from Japan, with the white geometric shapes on the blue base meshing wonderfully. It's unfortunate to only come in third.

 

2. Spain

Just about pipped at the post for top spot, this is Spain's nicest kit in quite some time. It is inspired by Spanish kits from the 1990s.

Spain are among the favourites in Qatar and this would be a kit worthy of winning the tournament.

 

1. Germany

There could only be one choice at no.1.

The metallic gold crest looks fantastic, with the black strip down the centre of the white base really bringing it to the next level. Similar to their their Euro 2008 kit, it is apparently inspired by stripes found on racing cars.

A worthy winner.

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