The Belgium 2022 World Cup away shirt might just be the best looking white shirt of the entire tournament.
Adidas used their new textless logo for the first time in their Qatar 2022 tops and this one comes with a slight twist on those iconic three stripes. Yes, the whole strip is plain white with very little detail – but there are multi-coloured flourishes which are absolutely stunning.
The other Adidas World Cup kits have all been dropped, along with the Adidas home kit for the Belgians. With all the World Cup jerseys almost out now, this one is hard to top…
Belgium 2022 World Cup away kit is a lesson in how to keep it clean and classy
White kits can be quite divisive – it usually depends on whether they’re your team or not, let’s face it. Some England shirts, for example, are classic for their needs-only approach, while others lose their appeal when they try to make too much noise.
Belgium have had some interesting away kits recently. The 2018 World Cup saw the Red Devils sport a bright yellow for their away shirt, which was toned down for this year’s Women’s Euro. At Euro 2022, Belgium’s change strip was a dull beige.
That white shirt is pristine and clear though, something the nation hasn’t had in a while. And in pairing that super clean base, Adidas did something a little different: there’s a multi-color effect that looks so sleek and fresh. It’s lovely.
We also really don’t think we’ve seen a football shirt with a multicolored manufacturer’s logo. It’s quite different.
While it would have been so easy to stack the effects with this one, add a crazy design up front, or take the technicolor to town, Adi kept it light. The necklace is a superbly simple affair – it looks great. There are splashes of brightness on the sides. The cuffs are colored. But that’s all. The restraint is admirable.
Belgium’s home kit is going to be polarizing, but hopefully we can all agree this one is great, can’t we? It’s so rare to see a white shirt that actually does something different – and combine a strong color idea with the simplicity of stark white? Good job Adidas.
At the time of writing, this one is not enabled The adidas website (opens in a new tab) but it is available on haversack (opens in a new tab) – the rest of Adidas World Cup shirts (opens in a new tab) are there too.
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What is the size of the Adidas Belgium 2022 World Cup away 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 away 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.