Quiz: How many of these classic international football shirts can you identify?

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As the World Cup approaches, can you identify these classic international football shirts that have stood the test of time?

Take this brain teaser quiz to see if you can recognize your favorite kits from around the world, featuring players from the likes of Brazil, Germany and England who are all taking part in this year’s tournament.

It comes as a search by 2,000 football fans has revealed the greatest international football shirt of all time, the blue and white striped 1986 World Cup home shirt worn by Diego Maradona during the infamous tournament.” hand of God”.

England’s World Cup-winning 1966 Umbro red stripe came second, followed by Brazil’s 1970 home shirt made by Athleta International and notably worn by Pele when he led his country to victory.

Also remembered are Belgium’s Adidas home shirt from 1984 and England’s once-maligned Admiral home shirt from 1982.

A spokesperson for CopyBet, who commissioned the research and developed the quiz, said: “Football fans remember the kits with great fondness and fondness, and we wanted to celebrate that ahead of the World Cup by finding out the best international kits of all time.

“Despite a difficult relationship between England fans and the 1986-winning Argentina side, Diego Maradona’s legendary performances mean this particular kit is still held in high regard as an icon of the game, as is the away shirt of the game. England of 1966 which saw them lift the trophy all those years ago.

“These shirts carry so much history and what a way to reflect their lineage ahead of the next tournament which is just around the corner.”

England’s third blue stripe from 1990 produced by Umbro and Cameroon’s sleeveless Puma stripe from 2002 – which was eventually banned by FIFA – also proved popular.

Other standout tops include Nigeria’s Nike 2018 home shirt – much sought after after its release, Wales’ retro-inspired Kappa 2006 red top and Jamaica’s Umbro 2021 away shirt.

While the Argentina 1986 jersey was selected as the greatest in international history, research has revealed that Brazil have had the most iconic jerseys over the years, followed by England and Argentina.

And Cameroon and Colombia also tend to ‘get it right’ when it comes to their football attire.

The study also identified what makes a band ‘iconic’ – with color combinations (18%), historical significance (16%) and respect for tradition (16%) the main considerations.

Four in 10 adults surveyed view replica tops as fashion items – with 1990s shirts seen as the most stylish, followed by those released in the 1980s.

Despite this, 48% of football fans think current shirts are as good as before, suggesting 2020s tops could be coveted in the future.

More than a third (35%) who own a World Cup shirt from the past said they would love to own even more – 43% having a specific top they particularly want to get their hands on.

And they’re so determined to own such a strip that they’d be willing to spend an average of £140 on it – with 10% content to spend £400 or more, illustrating the demand for vintage shirts over the years as a fashion item .

But it remains to be seen whether fans of the two nations taking part in this year’s World Cup – Wales and England – will want to spend so much on their team’s final efforts.

On a scale of 1 to 10 – 10 being excellent – the Nike 2022 England home shirt scored an average of 5.91, while the Adidas Wales strip scored 6.03 among those polled.

And with 48 per cent of opinion the shirt a team wears can impact performance on the pitch – for better or worse – Wales and England could have a pretty poor tournament in store.

Conducted via OnePoll, the study found that of the 36% of non-England fans who intend to buy a replica shirt this year, 21% plan to buy a replica Brazil kit, while 18% are considering a USA. and Germany in the lead respectively.

Three Lions fans also voted for their favorite England top with the red stripe from the 1966 World Cup securing first place ahead of the Italia 1990 away kit.

A CopyBet spokesperson added: “Football shirts have become an important part of sport, especially when it comes to the World Cup.

“With an increase to 48 countries at the 2026 World Cup, there will be even more shirts to enjoy, with this survey highlighting the fun and excitement fans get from owning and wearing the best international shirts. offered.”

Top 10 greatest international jerseys of all time

1. Argentina, home, 1986, Le Coq Sportif

2. England, exterior, 1966, Umbro

3. Brazil, home, 1970, Athletica International

4. Belgium, home, 1984, Adidas

5. England, home, 1982, Admiral

6. England, home, 1990, Umbro

7. England, third, 1990, Umbro

8. Wales, home, 2006, Kappa

9. Nigeria Home 2018 Nike

10. Cameroon, home, 2002, Puma

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