The Brazil 2022 World Cup home kit is here… but is it the coolest ever shirt the nation have had?
There's a lot to choose from, in fairness. Nike don't often revolutionise things for the Selecao – because why would you? Yellow and green is difficult to go wrong with when it comes to Brazil tops but this might be the most audacious design for quite a while. Admittedly, it's not that daring.
Adidas and Puma have already released their World Cup kits, with the Swoosh now following – the Nike away shirt for the Brazilians has dropped, too. Almost all World Cup shirts have now been released ahead of November's tournament.
The Brazil 2022 World Cup home kit is one of the best at the tournament
And we always have high hopes for Brazil. But with a few subtle details, this one is one of the loveliest Selecao tops for quite some time.
The first thing you'll notice is that base pattern. It's intricately woven, not immediately noticeable and it's inspired by jaguar markings, since they're the only big cats in South America (every day's a school day). Those patterns show up on the away top but here, they're so finely worked in that we kind of wish all plain tops had such detail.
The Nike Swoosh is blue, for a change, while the green detail is slightly lighter than usual. Then there's the new Brazil badge, which will get its World Cup debut in Qatar and rather like this shirt as a whole, updates an icon of the game.
Sure, the colour is a little too light on first glance but we can imagine this one shimmering in the Middle Eastern sun and looking glorious. The three shades of yellow, green and blue work perfectly together and it makes a nice change to subtly switch them up from time to time.
But our favourite part? It's almost an easter egg: the Brazilian flag is hidden behind the button hole of the collar. How damn cool, is that!?
It's 20 long, hard years since the Brazilians last blitzed the World Cup and we've seen all sorts in that time. But perhaps never have they looked as fine as they will in this one. It could well be a future classic.
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What is the sizing like with the Nike Brazil 2022 World Cup home kit?
The sizing with all Nike football kits is natural enough for your size – though the cuffs and collar might be a little tight if you're looking for a slimmer fit.
Nike have a full size guide here.
What is the difference between the match and regular versions of the Nike Brazil 2022 World Cup home kit?
The match 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.
"This one pairs authentic design details with lightweight, quick-drying fabric to help keep the world's biggest football stars cool and comfortable on the pitch. This product is made from 100% recycled polyester fibres," Nike says.
"Nike Dri-FIT ADV technology combines moisture-wicking fabric with advanced engineering and features to help you stay dry and comfortable. Informed by athlete testing, open-hole fabric in high-heat zones helps you stay cool when the game heats up."
If you want to pay extra for that added quality, you can buy the match 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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