People are freaking out over Germany’s brilliant throwback shirt for the World Cup

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Now that’s a shirt.

The 2018 World Cup offers not only the chance to watch hours of top football, but also to gaze upon the kits of the teams involved, and Germany’s second choice strip is an absolute beauty.

Revealed by Adidas alongside eight other countries’ change strips – all “inspired by kits of the past or iconic landmarks” – Germany’s stands out for its Italia 90 references.

Germany footballers wearing their new kits

— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) March 20, 2018

A real throwback to the days of Lothar Matthaus and Jurgen Klinsmann, Adidas says the kit is “a modern interpretation of the famous green 1990 World Cup away jersey worn in the semi-final vs England”.

It’s a re-imagining which has caught the attention of many a football fan.


Germany will begin their defence of their 2014 World Cup win in Group F alongside Mexico, Sweden and South Korea.

Toni Kroos wears Germany's 2018 World Cup away kit

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