40th – 31st

40th – Chile – 1996

In the late 90s Reebok were one of the big names in football, especially across the atlantic, with many bold designs. There’s several variations on this shirt with a change of badge, and also a change to the oversized Reebok logo or order to comply with FIFA regulations on sponsorship at France 98.

39th – Argentina – 1982

Le Coq Sportif supplied the Argentina national team from 1982 to 1989 with all shirts looking pretty much identical. They won the 1986 World Cup in this design.

38th – Vanuatu – 2007

Everyone loves a flag shirt surely?

37th – Zaire – 1974

The first team from sub-saharan Africa to qualify for the World Cup, Zaire came out wearing this striking design when most teams were playing in plain coloured shirts. Zaire managed a couple of respectable defeats to Scotland and Brazil either side of a 9-0 trouncing by Yugoslavia.

36th – Scotland 1994

Famed for their tartan its a mystery as to why there aren’t more Scotland shirts featuring such a unique patterm. The purple details, presumably a link with the thistle, have returned for Adidas’s 2022 effort.

35th – Latvia – 1996

Latvia are not renowned for their exciting shirts, but Tro did a great job here, with the diagonal stripes containing a repeating pattern of the Latvian national flag.

34th – Nepal – 2019

After years of dubiour adidas shirts and clones, Kelme finally gave Nepal a shirt to be proud of. A silhouette of Mount Everest, Nepal’s most famous landmark, with a patterned background, and a brand new FA logo make this a near perfect shirt.

33rd – Algeria – 1985

The asymmetrical striped of the Algeria shirt were a feature throughout the 1980s, with the contrasting red logo making an appearance in 1985. A iconic design that lasted for years during a period that was algeria qualify for consecutive world cups, and reach the AFCON semi-finals on three occassions.

32nd – South Korea – 1994

A shirt reminiscent of paintings by Piet Mondrian, Rapido carried on where they left off at the World Cup to produce this for the Asian Games in Japan.

31st – Italy – 2000

A very plain, and very tight blue shirt as worn by Italy in the Euro 2000 final, and in the 2002 World Cup, although I think the collar might be slightly different. Wales wore a red version too.