The World Cup kicks off in Qatar in 65 days. The hosts have finally taken the wraps off their World Cup jersey design for the 2022 edition. The Al Annabi stars will wear white (away) and maroon (home) jerseys during the sports extravaganza.
Designed by Nike, the brand has described the new kits as resembling “a sandstorm swirling in the arid sun,” a nod to the desert kingdom’s climatic conditions.
Qatar World Cup Jersey details
Nike also details their design philosophy in an official statement:
“The Qatari home kit combines Desert Maroon with white serrated trim to mirror the Qatari flag. The crest on the upper chest highlights Qatar’s host nation status. The away kit evokes the coastline of Qatar while a subtle strong of pearls graphic overlay nods to the history of pearl-diving in the coastal atolls.”
The brand says that they designed an aerodynamic kit. “Kits and training kits are underpinned by Dri-FIT ADV, Nike’s pinnacle apparel material platform. Match kits and training apparel combine rigorous data with a comprehensive computational design based on a 4D-model to create a cutting-edge, lightweight kit.”
- White triangular trim on sleeve cuffs inspired by the Qatari flag.
- The crest is on the higher side of the Qatar jersey highlighting host nation status.
- The white shirt pays homage to the pearl diving history of the Qatar coastline.
- The design evokes the image of a sandstorm.
Elaborating on how the new World Cup jersey will result in peak athlete performance, Nike continues:
“The new seamless kit is engineered pixel by pixel to provide precise reinforcement and venting for distraction-free play. The kits’ and training kits’ new, distinct aesthetic also feature fluid cut lines that match throughout the shirt and short, even as the athlete is in motion.”
Qatar will face Ecuador in the World Cup opener on November 20. The Ecuador team is facing controversy over allegations that it forged the birth certificate of one of the players on the team.
That’s when fans are expected to see Qatar’s World Cup jersey in action. As part of Group A, Qatar and Ecuador will also face off against the Netherlands and Senegal.