The Argentina 2022 World Cup home kit is safe but stylish

Argentina 2022 World Cup home kit
(Image credit: Adidas)

The Argentina 2022 World Cup home kit is here, with a subtle Argentinian flag displayed on the back.

This is likely to be the last home top that Lionel Messi dons at a World Cup, with the 35-year-old approaching his twilight and the Albaceleste hoping to give him the send-off he deserves after last year's Copa America. But while last year's shirt was a camo-inspired effort, this one is simpler, complete with Adidas's new textless Adidas logo.

Along with the rest of the Adidas World Cup kits all released at the same time, Adidas have released the away shirt for the Argentinians, too. All of the World Cup shirts are getting released between now and November.

FFT's verdict

The Argentina 2022 World Cup home kit is a return to something a little more traditional

At FFT, we were big fans of the Copa kit that Messi not only lifted his first international silverware with but wore in London for the Finalissima in the summer. 

But while camouflage-inspired stripes are cool – and while Argentina have had all kinds of crazy get-ups in the past – this new top feels classic. No frills, no fuss – a little like the Spain home top.

There are two thinner blue stripes on the back with a golden sun on the back of the neck, forming the national flag, while the detailing on this one is black, eschewing the multitone sky blue and white of last year's shirt. This will look fantastic in the photos if Messi gets his hands on the trophy. 

Argentina World Cup 2022 home shirt

The classic-looking Argentina shirt (Image credit: Adidas)

Unfortunately, though, we must play devil's advocate. What's the opposite of the fun police?

Plain is nice but aside from a sweet touch on the back of the neck, this top is seemingly devoid of any kind of distinctive feature whatsoever. It's not a shirt that will become a classic unless it comes with a trophy: gold stripes instead of black, silver logos or even a bigger collar would have elevated this one to modern classic immediately. 

Argentina World Cup 2022 home shirt

Capture the flag: notice the sun on the back of the neck? (Image credit: Adidas)

Still, we can't complain. Especially because the rest of the world actually are over Argentina's divisive new away kit. Now imagine they win the trophy decked out in that…

You can buy this one from (opens in new tab) – the rest of Adidas's World Cup shirts (opens in new tab) are on there, too.

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Adidas World Cup shirt

(Image credit: Adidas)

Adidas Argentina 2022 World Cup home shirt

The classic shirt Argentinians hope Messi finally lifts the Coupe De Monde in


Sizes: XS-2XL

Reasons to buy

Vintage design
Sun on the back of neck
Black touches are neat

Reasons to avoid

A little too safe, perhaps?

Shirt info

What is the sizing like with the Argentina 2022 World Cup home 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 (opens in new tab).

What is the difference between the authentic and regular versions of the Argentina 2022 World Cup home 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 (opens in new tab). 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.