Today is the day so many kit aficionados have been waiting for – Nigeria will wear their home kit in the World Cup game against Iceland in Volgograd.
Whatever your views are on the kit, there’s no denying that it has captured the collective imagination, with Nike claiming that it broke records in terms of selling out. Obviously, the eagle motif is specifically Nigeria – though perhaps could be adapted for Lazio or Crystal Palace – but when the question was put out there, we couldn’t resist:
Has anyone done every team at the World Cup in the style of the Nigerian jersey yet? It must be out there somewhere, internet?
— Colin Harmon (@dublinbarista) June 16, 2018
Time constraints have prevented us from doing all 32, but we did manage nine countries. We know that some are terrible and some ideas didn’t quite land (the Switzerland cross, for example), but it was still worth doing.