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Nike’s epic World Cup ad

Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. I love the Rooney part.

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World Cup 2010: Group G jerseys

Group G is home to one of my favorite colonial smackdowns of the World Cup: Brazil v. Portugal. Will the colonials best their former masters? Who knows! It’ll be a good game, though. On to the shirts…

Brazil home shirt for the 2010 World Cup

Classic. Nike didn’t screw with it. ‘Nuff said.

Ivory Coast home jersey for the 2010 World Cup

Puma again treats us to the subtle shoulder graphic, which works especially well here. Ivory Coasts nickname is the Elephants and yes, kids, that’s an elephant on the shoulder. And yes, that’s totally awesome. While the elephant makes the shirt, the rest of it is beautiful simplicity. I hope Ivory Coast advances from this group just so I can see the shirt in action (though that probably won’t happen).

North Korea's home jersey for the 2010 World Cup?

At least I assume this is what North Korea’s jerseys will look like.

Portugal home jersey for the 2010 World Cup

I like Portugal’s jerseys for the 2010 World Cup. I like the red home shirt, even with the green stripe, and I like the white away jersey (which has both red and green stripes). But the Portuguese FA’s crest is the best part. I love everything about it and I especially love how it’s so totally different from every other crest. And it doesn’t look out of place on either the home or the away shirt. And just for fun, Portugal’s away shirt:

Portugal away jersey for the 2010 World Cup

See? I told you it was good.

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New international kits: Cameroon and Ivory Coast

Just found these. Both Cameroon and Ivory Coast have new kits for their World Cup Qualifiers.

Cameroon's 2009-10 WCQ kit

Cameroon's 2009-10 WCQ kits

I think both of these are very good, especially the colors. I’m not a big fan of the odd red stripes on the away kit, but it’s still a good job. Though they could use more emphasis on one of the better international nicknames: the Indomitable Lions.

Ivory Coast 2009-10 World Cup Qualifier kits

Ivory Coast 2009-10 WCQ kits

There are a distressing number of similarities between the Ivory Coast kits and the Cameroon kits, but that’s because manufacturers have taken templates to a whole ‘nother level. Is it really that hard to make an effort to be unique? The home kits are nearly identical with the Ivory Coast shoulder featuring an elephant instead of a lion and the federation badge moved to the other side. I suppose that’s something. Though I appreciate the elegant simplicity. I like Ivory Coast’s away kit, as well, though the horizontal stripes suddenly ending are just as jarring as the vertical stripes ending on the Cameroon kit. Oh, well.

Overall, I’d rate them good, though a little boring, kits.

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