Back to the future: The German Football Association (DFB) and outfitter adidas today released the new kit which Germany will wear at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Toni Kroos, Mats Hummels, Mesut Özil and co will head into the new year with a kit inspired by the history of the German national team.
The new home jersey is an homage to the iconic kit in which Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in the 1990 final and became World champions for the third time. The adidas designers took the serrated design on the chest and reinterpreted it to make it grey and graphically mirrored. Die Mannschaft is engraved on the collar and a red, black and gold reminiscence to the third World Cup can be found on the inside. The timeless outfit is completed with black shorts and white socks – a combination of colours every generation will recognise and associate with the Germany team. The goalkeepers will wear a blue outfit.
“Of course I’m familiar with the 1990 kit and I see the parallels – I see a lot of hope for this World Cup as well,” says centre back Mats Hummels on his new Germany uniform. The borrowings from the legendary design, which has since been adopted in streetwear and skateboarding culture, the shirt is also perfect for recreational football in the park or the street. “Football has become more modern and hip and this T-shirt is in line with that,” says Thomas Müller.
Die Mannschaft will wear the kit for the first time in the friendly against England on Friday (KO 21:00 CET) at Wembley. The kit is available now in the DFB fan shop, adidas and in specialist retailers from 13th November (Adults: 89.95€, sizes XS to XXXL / Children: 69.95€, sizes 128-176).