The Belgium World Cup 2022 home kit is here – and yes, it’s fire on the sleeves.
Adidas weren’t afraid to be pot with this one, recalling the 7 year club shirts and dropping their new textless logo for the first time with the Belgium kit. The likes of Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne should wear this one – and it looks like the German manufacturer is trying to fan the flames on an aging golden generation for a bit longer.
The rest of the Adidas World Cup kits have all been scrapped, along with the Adidas away shirt for the Belgians. Almost all World Cup shirts have now been released ahead of the November tournament.
The Belgium World Cup 2022 home kit reminds us a lot of darts…
Here has TFFwe don’t have fond memories of Belgium’s jersey from four years ago – but we’re not sure if it’s just because the Red Devils beat England twice.
Still, this one is much sleeker and less in your face than the centralized, diamond-heavy shirt of 2018. The red is a little more pink, and the black sleeves are a nice addition, with that same red used for the three stripes. . So far, so good.
But we’re going to have to talk about this model of fire, aren’t we?
While the fire will divide fans – as much as Eden Hazard’s move to Real Madrid seems to have – it has to be said that Adidas handled it with class. It’s a geometric pattern designed to look like fire rather than a massive photographic print. Now that would have look zero.
For a team that calls itself the Red Devils, that literally makes sense. And at least it’s not boring. But that doesn’t make it a winner in everyone’s eyes.
It’s expected that it won’t be unanimously adored by Belgians but that’s okay. It’s at least something a little different – and hey, if you don’t like it, all black Women’s Euro kit (opens in a new tab) from the start of 2022 is a more than enough substitute for you to shell out.
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What is the size of the Adidas Belgium 2022 World Cup home kit?
The sizing of all Adidas football kits is very natural – not too tight anywhere, except perhaps around the cuffs on short-sleeved shirts, if you have big arms.
Adidas has a full guide here (opens in a new tab).
What is the difference between the genuine and regular versions of the Belgium World Cup 2022 home kit?
The authentic version of the jersey is the official jersey that players will wear for matches. The only differences are minimal, usually the material is slightly different and the badges and logos are woven into the shirt rather than printed.
“Made with Parley Ocean Plastic, new ultra-breathable 3D engineered fabric, ‘HEAT.RDY’ technology, triangle-shaped ‘Authentic’ badge, 3-stripe taping execution on the shoulders, Authentic jerseys introduce new technologies in a future iconic football shirt silhouette,” says Adidas. Now you know.
If you want to pay extra for this extra quality, you can buy the authentic shirt here (opens in a new tab). In terms of design or feel, the regular version of the top is perfectly good and identical to the naked eye.