Unfortunately due to a Danish disaster on the 14th of November, Ireland football fans will be looking from the outside in this summer at Russia 2018. One of the few pleasures left to us outcasts is feasting our eyes on all the new clobber released for 'the greatest show on earth'.
Today Adidas have released a glut of new away jerseys for their teams and the results are gorgeous. Here is our ranking of their collection of away jerseys for Russia 2018.
Bit too much like a training jersey this one.
Not a bad effort, but the orange is a tad off-putting.
Similar to Spain's effort, this simpler design works, though it is reminiscent of United's grey away kit.
A vibrant if straightforward away jersey from Sweden.
This is really nice, the two bands across the middle work well.
Mustard yellow for Belgium, the red and black stripes bringing it up to no. 4.
'Depicts an abstract vision of Russian architecture', that is according to Adidas anyway. The pattern is fresh and with the navy stripes across the shoulder completes a very stylish effort for the host nation.
This is a very tidy number for the Colombians, the blue and orange work surprisingly well together with the chevron pattern down the chest making it a dead cert for no. 2.
Wow. Everything about this jersey is perfect. The colour, the pattern and the shoulder stripes combine to perfection to make it Adidas' best entry. Don't be surprised to see various casual fans sporting this jersey over the next few months.