Classic topper manufacturer kit, Brazil didn't played with away kit during the tournament, vs Spain they dressed a combination of home shirt and away short.
I remembered thinking... it's a matter of time that this guys will win the WC, that CCCP big sign in the chest just saying DON'T MESS WITH ME....i love it, and of course.... the badge, those elements was just mean. Oh! almost forgot, white short for home and away kits with just a little difference... Crazy!!
Since 1984 the German brand Adidas was in charge of dressing the Mexican National Team and it was in 1986 that the first three stripes appeared in the white sleeves, characteristic of the sports brand. Levi's was the former jersey sponsor and curious thing has sleeve stripes too, but looks like 5 of them. Mexico stayed in the quarter-finals against Germany.
South Korea made their first appearance since 1954. They managed to score their first goal (against Argentina) and their first draw (against Bulgaria). They never played with blue kit in this tournament. Somebody knows the name of this manufacturer?
This bulgarian team had a notable note about their kit, during the World Cup 1986 they played with kits with fabric texture and kits without it, even played with striped shorts and no striped shorts in the same game vs Mexico in round of 16.
Umbro begin with the edge in this years, they had very strong design and good looking kits and of course England team was his canvas platform. England did not used red kit in World Cup, instead used a combination of third kit shorts and socks (light blue) and home jersey to played with Argentina, the rest of the matches played with home kit.
We found a curious thing in this adidas kit, take a look on the short and you will find different position for the numbers, and this is not the only one rare thing... at list player number 18 (C. Pawlak) vs England in the World Cup played with the number on the right side, the rest of his teamates played with the number on the left side.
Canada dressed a brand new pattern on shirt by adidas, but the alignment between adidas logo and federation logo are very bad, Came on adidas!, federation logo very small too my taste. What i like always is the big Canada brand on chest with star wars type font.
This is a world famous Argentinian kit, i saw Maradona dressed this one and won the WC. This pair of kits has trouble with the badge (different to one kit to another), another proof that in those years, merchandising and publicity was in diapers.
DDR team dressed his classical colors during qualification stage for the Euro 1988. At least for the games vs France (1986) and Iceland (1987) the white shirt logo shows in the middle of the chest,I found some pictures of the original shirt and logo is as shown here. If you look into the home and away colors for this team, normally you'll find that the blue shirt is home, but in 1987 and 1988 East Germans played with the white shirt as home. Can somebody tell us more about this?
As many people know, there is two teams that do not change kits between one tournament to another, this happened in Euro 1988 with Germany with this iconical kit that repeat again exactly in WC 1990. Germans do not win nothing with this kit but instead is probably the most remembered shirt for the teutons. The other team....Spain, same tournaments.
Well in this Swiss kit we have very peculiar singularities, as the strange adidas logo in the chest and the adidas icon in socks that in those years wasn't a common thing. I can't find a picture of the away shorts only have a youtube reference for the game vs italy (1986) in this game the Swiss team played with the red short but the shirt was another one different in this drawing. Switzerland changed their jersey until 1987 qualifying games.
First Euro for the Irish and they presented with a traditional no pattern adidas kit, with a Houghton goal irish team won his first game vs England and then tied 1-1 with USSR, besides 3 points on board they can't made the following level.
England played all his matches (3) with the white kit during the competition, and also played with this one during 1987 qualifying round, The red kit (away) was seen in february 1988 in a friendly game in Tel Aviv vs Israel. A 3rd one i know that exist (light blue shirt with blue navy neck) but unfortunately I did not find reliable images of short and socks of this last one to illustrate.
This kit is special for dutch guys and historic one too, represents the first championship of his history, Is hard to visualize players like Van Basten, Gullit, Rijkaard, etc. in other kit, but besides all of that for me this pattern is one of the adidas wildest ever, is like "Oh! we discover the sublimation technique, let's go crazy with the patterns" I would not have surprised a photograph of a Dutch windmill, mmm maybe yes.