Republic of Ireland – Home – 2002

A couple of months ago I visited a vintage clothes shop in Sheffield and saw an old Mexico shirt, I didn’t buy it, but on the way home I decided that I would start this project. This weekend I took another trip up to Sheffield and made sure that I popped in again. The Mexico shirt had gone, but there were two national team shirts that I didn’t yet have in my collection.


Russia – Home – 1996

This is the shirt that the Russian team wore at Euro 96. They found themselves in a tough group containing both finalists, and Italy (World Cup finalists in 94). It could have been very different if Russia had held on to this fantastic comeback against the Czech Republic.


Venezuela – Home – 2000

Another shirt from the CONMEBOL region. Venezuela is the newest CONMEBOL member of FIFA, and the only not to have qualified for the World Cup Finals, with each other national qualifying for at least one finals since 1982. Having said that, they finished only 2 points outside the play offs this time round, part of the reason that they are ranked 50th in the world.