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Welsh football star teases new Wales World Cup shirt

18 Aug 2022 5 minute read
The original Connor Roberts Instagram post teasing a new Wales shirt (left) and a colourised version

It’s fair to say that the new Wales football kit is the most anticipated in the history of Welsh football – given it’s the kit Robert Page’s men will wear at the World Cup.

Many of the nations competing in Qatar in November have already unveiled their new kits – including Wales’ groups rivals England, USA and Iran. However, a handful of countries – including Wales, have yet to reveal their new home and away shirts.

So it was with much excitement that Wales defender Connor Roberts gave fans the briefest of glimpses at one of the new shirts via his Instagram stories.

No doubt under orders from Adidas and the Football Association of Wales not to give anything away, he posted a black and white image of the new Wales crest on a shirt, with the words @FAWALES NEW KIT and a pair of eyes emoji.

Of course, this didn’t give much away, but thanks to a little colourisation and some keen football shirt sleuthing, it was detected that the shirt was white (no doubt denoting the away shirt), with what was reckoned to be a green border around the badge, given previous white Wales away shirts.

Connor Roberts original Instagram post
A colourised version of Connor Roberts Instagram Stories post
Shirt detective work in action! (Via Red Wall News Twitter)

Those paragons of everything football shirt shaped, footyheadlines.com have noted that all the Adidas World Cup kits will be officially unveiled on September 21. So unless there’s a leak ahead of time, that’s the key date in the diary.

Wales will wear their new kit in the Nations League games against Belgium and Poland in September.

As we await the new Wales World Cup shirt some of the UK’s finest designers have been hard at work – putting their stamp on new home and away concept Wales football shirts.

First up were these beautiful concept football shirts (below) designed by those creative types at www.designfootball.com

The designs received an overwhelmingly positive reaction when they were picked up by Wales fans on social media.

With Adidas unveiling new shirts for Premier League teams Manchester United and Arsenal – that both feature collars, the new Wales kit has been similarly imagined with a collar.

While the home kit features dragon motifs throughout the shirt, the away kit is a retro nod to the old Admiral shirts of the 1970s.

Wales home concept shirt (Credit: Design Football)
Wales away concept shirt (Credit: Design Football)

Since revealing the designs, we’ve seen lots of Wales concept kits cropping up on the internet as World Cup fever builds ahead of the finals in November.

The new Wales World Cup kit from Adidas will be unveiled at the end of August / start of September, and many designers have put their own creative mark on what shirts they’d love to see Robert Page’s men wearing at the World Cup.

So enjoy this gallery of dream Wales shirts…

 

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Concept shirts by Turf Creative

Of course, ask any Wales football fan what they would love to see a new Wales kit look like – and pretty much most would point to classic kits of yore.

The 1970s Admiral kit and that Cwpan Y Kits winning 1980s Adidas kit being especial favourites.

As mentioned, we have no definitive news on the new World Cup kit, however earlier this year Football Association of Wales chief executive Noel Mooney, appeared to be teasing a new kit with a nod to its much loved retro forebears.

Mooney has made a positive impression since taking the reins of the FAW chief executive’s job in August last year building up a rapport with grassroots clubs and fans around Wales.

Old classic

He’s possibly also recognised the upsurge in retro kits being worn to Wales, with replicas of those Admiral ’70s and Adidas ’80s kits becoming increasingly more visible at each game.

Could we then be seeing a new kit that is an update take on an old classic?

If the chief executive’s posts on Twitter are concerned, then you do wonder.

First there was this post featuring an iconic image of Wales defender George Berry looking resplendent and iconic in the Wales Admiral training top of the ’70s.

Then there was Noel’s latest post featuring Welsh legends Ian Rush and Mark Hughes in those favourite Adidas shirts of the 1970s.

The reaction to both posts, were as you could imagine, overwhelmingly positive with fans imploring the new chief exec to ‘take my money’, ‘get it done’, and if ‘this happens you will make my year’.

No pressure then. (But please make it happen, Noel!)


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AntonJacques
AntonJacques
1 month ago

My only concern is that they’ll be boring.

I don’t want a boring shirt for the first World Cup in 60 years.

I want everyone to stand up and say it’s a beautiful shirt

Dark Mrakeford
Dark Mrakeford
1 month ago
Reply to  AntonJacques

It needs to be bold for sure, love or hate the new design it should be iconic.

Kurt Constable
Kurt Constable
1 month ago

Aren’t out ladies already wearing it, the home one I mean

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