The Mexico 2022 World Cup away kit is an Aztec masterpiece

Mexico 2022 World Cup away kit
(Image credit: Adidas)

The Mexico 2022 World Cup away kit isn't afraid to be bold, is it? 

This isn't the first time that the Mexicans have made a statement at the World Cup but despite the home shirt resembling a giant bald eagle, Adidas haven't exactly kept things plainer with the away effort. Their new textless Adidas logo appears on this one for the first time, too. 

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

FFT's verdict

The Mexico 2022 World Cup away kit might just be the kit of the tournament

This isn't the first time that the Mexican side have drawn on their Aztec history with a football shirt. the 90s were packed with them, while the nation recently had a black and grey home shirt – mmhmm, home – with Aztec-inspired lettering graphics all over. 

Well, Adi have gone even bigger and bolder this time. The away shirt for the Mexicans this time is exactly the same as the 2018 effort colourwise – a sort of off-white with burnt red flourishes – only with gorgeous swirly graphics all over.

It's subtle enough that the players will just look like they're wearing white from a distance but this thing looks absolutely magnificent up close. The shorts, too, are superb – a sort of deep, de-saturated green. 10/10, Adidas.  


Plenty of (Az)tekkers: the beautiful Mexican away effort (Image credit: Adidas)

Perhaps the reason that this one works quite so well is that it's only two colours, too. Now that's how to do minimalism while also plastering a garish graphic on the front. 

If there's one slight issue… a plain back. Yes, we get it's a requirement so that you can read the letters and numbers on the back of the shirt. We just prefer our patterns all over or not at all. 


The nicest shirt at the tournament? (Image credit: Adidas)

With Mexico facing Saudi Arabia in their group, one would hope that they would get a chance to don this one. Otherwise, a likely last-16 tie with France should give us an opportunity to see it against Les Bleus' home. 

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 Mexico 2022 World Cup away shirt

Aztec patterns but without being too garish – take that, 90s


Sizes: XS-2XL

Reasons to buy

Gorgeous pattern
Only two colours, so not too garish
Great new badge

Reasons to avoid

OK, that pattern's not everyone's shot of tequila…

Shirt info

What is the sizing like with the Mexico 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 (opens in new tab).

What is the difference between the authentic and regular versions of the Mexico 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 (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.