Simple, vibrant, classic. The question is whether Didier Drogba & Co., who drew into the Group of Death, will still be showing off these kits in the knockout round.
France rarely goes too far out on a limb, and therefore rarely impresses with its kit. But the 2002 version (unlike the team's play) was sleek and successful.
The bright orange of the Dutch team is always a treat for fans. The 1994 version was a particularly good vintage, showcasing collars on the kits. ,The bright orange of the Dutch team is always a treat for fans. The 1994 version was a particularly good vintage, showcasing collars on the kits.
East Germany, 1974
In a World Cup hosted by West Germany, there was plenty of tension when East and West were placed in the same group. The East Germans won that group-stage clash, the West Germans won the overall title, but the most important prize -- that of best kit -- goes to the gents from the East.
Designed by Levi's, Mexico's long-sleeved 1978 kit was a hit.
New Zealand, 2010
They may not be favored to advance, but the Kiwis should draw plenty of fans with these simple, yet stylish kits.
Perhaps our memories of the 1950 World Cup are tainted by the U.S.'s 1-0 win over England, but for a country that consistently fails to dress well on the world's biggest stage, the 1950 kits were pretty cool.
Maybe we're just a sucker for bright colors, but you couldn't watch Cameroon that year and not be in a good mood.
For putting their name right on the front of the kit and having a picture of a leopard attacking a soccer ball, Zaire goes down among the all-time greats.
Almost unanimously regarded as the best team of all time, the 1970 Brazil squad can claim another honor: best kits ever. Perhaps because of their on-the-field greatness, those 1970 jerseys define the Brazilian look. Simple yellow shirt. Green collar. Blue shorts. Classic.