2018 World Cup kit-tracker – Group G completed

Belgium 3 Panama 0


Belgium’s home kit has an argyle pattern similar to their Euro 84 strip, though the absence of the white stripe makes for a more cohesive design. The adidas stripes are a shade of red only slightly darker than the material.

Panama’s New Balance shirts are of the same basic pattern as the Costa Rica ones, featuring an intricate chevron made up of a series of squares and right angles.

Tunisia 1 England 2


Tunisia were Uhlsport’s only contract in Russia and their kits are quite pedestrian, with the ‘fade’ effect on the sides created by rectangles of decreasing size. It’s a concept repeated on the goalkeeper’s shirt though not the black shorts whereas the outfield shorts do carry it on, albeit in a truncated way.

England won thanks to a late Harry Kane goal. Their away shirts use the Nike zig-zag effect to create a representation of St George’s Flag. Intended to be worn with white shorts, the kit featured a red set three times in the World Cup, oddly featuring a black Nike logo.

Belgium 5 Tunisia 2


Another game where both teams changed kits, though Belgium’s yellow shirts in the Condivo template were worth seeing, with the dual-coloured striping a nice touch.

Tunisia’s away kit was a direct reversal of the home.

England 6 Panama 1


Having had all-white home kits at the previous two World Cups, this was England’s first time to wear navy shorts in the competition since 2010. As on the away kit, the logos on the shorts and socks were ‘ghosted’.

The Panama home strip was the same design as the away, in two-tone red.

England 0 Belgium 1


With both teams qualified, this game was merely to determine in which order they emerged.

Panama 1 Tunisia 2


While Tunisia used a third goalkeeper in three games – Aymen Mathlouthi following Mouez Hassen and Farouk Ben Mustapha – the black strip was the only one used.

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