Belgium 2022 World Cup away kit: The most beautiful minimal effort at the tournament?

Belgium 2022 World Cup away kit: The most beautiful minimal effort at the tournament?
(Image credit: Adidas)

The Belgium 2022 World Cup away kit might just be the nicest white shirt in the entire tournament.

Adidas have used their new textless logo for the first time in their Qatar 2022 tops and this one comes with a slight twist on those iconic three stripes. Yes, the entire strip is a plain white with very little detailing – but there are multicoloured flourishes that look absolutely sublime.

The rest of the Adidas World Cup kits have all dropped, along with the Adidas home shirt for the Belgians, too. With all the World Cup shirts almost released now, this one's hard to top… 

FFT's verdict

The Belgium 2022 World Cup away kit is a lesson in how to do clean and classy

White kits can be pretty divisive – it usually just depends on whether it's your team or not, let's face it. Some England shirts, for example, are classic for their needs-only approach, while others lose appeal when they try and go too loud.

Belgium have had a fair few interesting away kits of late. The 2018 World Cup saw the Red Devils done a bright yellow for their away shirt, which was dulled down for this year's Women's Euros. At Euro 2022, Belgium's change strip was a dull beige. 

This white shirt is pristine and clear though, something that the nation haven't had for a while. And in pairing that super clean base, Adidas have done something a little different: there's a multicoloured effect that looks so stylish and fresh. It's lovely. 

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The Belgium 2022 World Cup away kit (Image credit: Adidas)

We genuinely don't think we've seen a football shirt with a multicoloured manufacturer's logo, either. That's pretty different. 

While it would have been so easy to pile on the effects with this one, add a crazy design to the front or take the technicolour to town, Adi have kept it light. The collar is a superbly simple affair – it looks great. There are splashes of brightness down the sides. The cuffs are colourful. But that's it. The restraint is admirable.

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The Belgium 2022 World Cup away kit (Image credit: Adidas)

Belgium's home kit is going to be polarising but hopefully, we can all agree that this one is excellent, right? It's so rare to see a white shirt that actually does something different – and combining a loud colour idea with the simplicity of the bright white? Good work, Adidas. 

At the time of writing this one isn't on Adidas's site but it is available on Kitbag – the rest of Adidas's World Cup shirts are on there, too.

Buy the shirt

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The Adidas Belgium World Cup 2022 away shirt (Image credit: Adidas)

Adidas Belgium 2022 World Cup away shirt

White football shirts don't have to be dull, as this stunner proves once and for all


Sizes: XS-2XL

Reasons to buy

Stunning multicoloured detailing
Lovely collar
The Three Stripes are understated

Reasons to avoid

Multicoloured touches are a little garish for some

Shirt info

What is the sizing like with the Adidas Belgium 2022 World Cup away kit?

The sizing with all Adidas football kits is very natural – not too tight in any places, apart from perhaps around the cuffs on short sleeve shirts, if you have big arms.

Adidas have a full size guide here.

What is the difference between the authentic and regular versions of the Belgium 2022 World Cup away kit?

The authentic version of the shirt is the official jersey that the players will wear for matches. The only differences are minimal, usually in the material being slightly different and the badges and logos being woven into the shirt rather than printed on.

"Made with Parley Ocean Plastic, new ultra-breathable 3D engineered fabric 'HEAT.RDY' technology, triangle-shaped 'Authentic' badge, 3 stripes tape execution on the shoulders, the Authentic jerseys introduce new technologies to a future iconic football jersey silhouette," says Adidas. Now you know.

If you want to pay extra for that added quality, you can buy the authentic shirt here. In terms of design or feel though, the regular version of the top is perfectly good and just the same to the naked eye.

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Mark White
Staff Writer

Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.