World Cup kit history

Algeria Kit: Through the years

December 4, 2013
By Chris Atkins,

Design: Heading into the 2014 World Cup, Algeria's standard footballing attire is all white with light green trim. Made by Puma, the only variation, besides the red of the sponsors' logo, are green and red circles around the rear of the collar. It is a sleek and undoubtedly attractive design.

Short History: Algeria are heading into their fourth World Cup in Brazil and have played in the same colour scheme on all previous appearances. In 1982, the green trim extended across almost half of the shirt, before shrinking to a stylised stripe down the left of the front panel in 1986. Both shirts, which featured alongside white shorts and socks, also featured the country's name in Arabic across the centre of the shirt. Their next appearance would only come in 2010, when green was very much reduced to a decorative roll. Bereft of the traditional collar of previous kits, the ensemble benefitted from its move simplicity of design.

The greatest kit: Given that Algeria's only World Cup victories both came at the 1982 World Cup, it is hard to look elsewhere for their greatest kit. The 2010 design may have been smoother, but the green and white split design of '82 is certainly more memorable and remains the symbol of Algerian football for many observers.

Kits through the years:

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