OPINION: Egypt deserves a better 2018 World Cup kit design
What Could’ve Been
Adidas will release the away kit in March of 2018, just before the World Cup. KingFut teamed up with Egyptian graphic-designer Hazem (Twitter: @hazeax), who made some designs of what Egypt could’ve worn at the World Cup.
He was not a fan of the kit Adidas released, saying “I’ve tried to incorporate both our culture and a tribute to our national team by incorporating designs such as hieroglyphics into the kits.”
Other Kit Designs:
— Dr. Shrimp Puerto Rico (@hasasimo) October 18, 2017
Egyptian Fan’s Disgruntlement
Fans had different opinions on the kit. Although some appreciated the simplicity of the kit, many others deemed it boring.
Its a trend in adidas to go basic. The new thing i guess
— Ahmed Magdy (@dooodas) November 2, 2017
I though they couldn't come up with a kit that is uglier than the current one.
Man was I wrong! #WhatAreThose
— Ayman Ezz (@aymanyezz) November 2, 2017
Hazem, who designed some of the kits above, had an interesting opinion. “The kit was something that highlighted what it meant to be Egyptian, both now and in the past.”
He continued, saying: “To see a country like Egypt treated with such a poor template design after 28 years of no World Cup truly hurts.”
Although Egypt doesn’t have nearly the football stature that countries such as Germany possess, Egypt still deserves better from Adidas. Egypt are the most successful footballing nation in Africa, yet Adidas treats them like they are a country who don’t value football.
Had they watched just one match at the Borg El-Arab stadium, they would notice how important football is to Egypt. It might be time for Egypt to have their kits manufactured by another kit maker. Egyptian fans deserve to see their colors made with more creativity than a red template.
Do you agree? Which of the above concept kits would you have liked to have seen Egypt wear?
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