Morocco 0 Iran 1
A late own goal saw Iran take victory. As well as their crest, the Asian side had a small circular cheetah logo beneath the necks of their shirts – previously, this had featured as an imprint but this kit was catalogue teamwear.
In fact, their white adidas Tabela template was an reverse of Morocco’s – the north African country’s kit release had been delayed so as not to give much time to counterfeiters to produce their versions.
It was the third game in a row for the blue Adipro goalkeeper shirt to feature, accompanied by its orange colleague.
Portugal 3 Spain 3
The first draw of the tournament was a cracking game, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a hat-trick for Portugal, the equaliser a free kick late on.
They were in their home kit, which retained the red shorts and green socks from their successful Euro 2016 campaign. For each of the three group games, Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio would wear his Nike-issued short-sleeved shirt in the first half before switching at half-time to a shirt which was initially long sleeves but which had had the lower arm cut off – note the difference in the pink pattern above and below.
Spain’s shirts were described as ‘halo blue’ by adidas but looked like washed-out white in practice. The pattern takes it cues from that used by the Netherlands at Euro 88. Like the rest of the adidas nations, their match inscription was in English whereas Portugal’s was in Portuguese.
Portugal 1 Morocco 0
Despite being the home team, Portugal opted to – or were told to – wear their white away kit, which featured a series of crosses, growing in size towards the middle of the torso.
Iran 0 Spain 1
Both sides changed kits – according to some sources, it was down to Fifa being extra-pedantic and claiming that the red stripes on the white Iran shirt clashed with the Spain home kit, but that seems unlikely given that Morocco’s away could be used against them (see below).
Like so many other adidas countries, Iran’s change shirt was in the Condivo template. Their goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand wore plain blue socks rather than the darker set adidas provided with this kit.
Iran 1 Portugal 1
With both sides back in their home kits, Iran came agonisingly close to eliminating Portugal.
Spain 2 Morocco 2
Finally an outing for the Spain home kit, with the diamonds referencing their 1994 strip.
Morocco’s change shirt was in the nice Regista template, which will become common around Europe in the 2018-19 season.