France 2 Australia 1
VAR and goal-line technology played roles as France got off to a winning start in the first game not to feature a team wearing adidas (the officials’ kits are made by the Germany company but they’re bereft of logos).
We actually quite like the three-tone blue of the French kit, but would have preferred the traditional red socks. Australia’s shirts feature a unique sleeve design – a wave design based on a rallying cry for a ‘sea of gold’.
Peru 0 Denmark 1
A meeting of two of the nicest kits in the tournament, for our money. Denmark switched to red shots.
Peru are Umbro’s only contract at the finals and if we were to have on quibble it’s the way the front number is applied, creeping onto the sash – surprisingly, the back number sits flush on the sash whereas Fifa insist the likes of Croatia must have a plain back.
Denmark’s shirt features a number of subtle details, while the goalkeeper’s outfit mirrors the design.
Denmark 1 Australia 1
Observers were left bemused by the fact that both teams changed kits, but according to Jack Henderson, a Danish player suffers from a rare colour-blindness which confuses red and gold.
The Danish change kit is a simple reversal of the home outfit, while Australia’s second strip is dark green with yellow trim, but with the shades used different to those of the first kit.
France 1 Peru 0
Though they were the ‘home’ team, France changed shorts, creating a look like that worn by Scotland against Peru in 1978.
Peru goalkeeper Pedro Gallese didn’t have match details on his shirt against Denmark, but he did here.
Denmark 0 France 0
A scorless draw was mutually beneficial as both sides advanced.
Denmark wore their ‘proper’ home kit, while France were in their change kit, with with red and blue flecks thoughout the torso and sleeves.
Australia 0 Peru 2
Peru went out on a high, Andre Carrillo scoring their first World Cup goal since 1982. Their change kit was essentially a reversal of the home, but with different Umbro diamond taping on the shoulders and shorts as well as a different neck style.