Argentina 1 Iceland 1
Two excellent kits, though we feel that both countries could have worn their home kits without too much trouble.
Argentina’s black change shirts are based on the 1993 change strip, although that was navy – we’ll have to dock a mark for the fact that the shoulder stripes are all white whereas the home shorts and away socks are sky blue-white-sky blue.
Volcanoes and geysers provided the inspiration for Iceland’s sleeve-design, while the red goalkeeper kit was pleasingly complementary.
Croatia 2 Nigeria 0
Fans of Nigeria’s new home kit were left disappointed as they instead wore a solid dark green change kit – Croatia were forced to switch to white socks from blue as a result. Their famous chequered pattern is larger than usual this time around and the squares have jagged edges at the sides.
Argentina 0 Croatia 3
Having worn their home shorts with their away shirts against Iceland, Argentina did the opposite here as Croatia were in the black and navy change kit, which followed the same pattern as the home kit.
The first-choice socks for the Croatia strip were red and they would wear them in the knockout stages but in the group they opted for black sets.
Nigeria 2 Iceland 0
Victory for Nigeria in their home kit’s only outing of the tournament. While their shirts didn’t have match inscriptions against Croatia, those details were included here.
Iceland’s home kit was in the same style as the away, with the black goalkeeper kit also following suit.
Iceland 1 Croatia 2
Ivan Perišić’s late winner secured a 100 percent record for Croatia but they would have topped the group anyway. Again, they were in their away kit, as were Iceland.
Nigeria 1 Argentina 2
Another late winner, with Marcos Rojo ensuring Argentina advanced at the expense of Nigeria.
Argentina wore their proper home kit – perhaps surprising that Fifa didn’t consider dark green against black a shorts-clash.