Iceland became the smallest nation to ever qualify for the FIFA World Cup when they topped a European qualifying group that included the likes of Croatia, Turkey and Ukraine.
The surprise EURO 2016 quarter-finalists will be the only side outfitted by Italian sportswear firm Erreà at 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. This is our World Exclusive up-close and in-person look at the home and away kits that Strákarnir okkar (Our Boys) will wear at the World Cup.
Where to Buy the Iceland 2018 FIFA World Cup Erreà Home and Away Kits
The Iceland 2018 World Cup home and away kits both use a stunning, bespoke football shirt design from Erreà. In the customary primary blue and alternate white of Iceland, the jerseys contain several well-thought out design elements tied to the natural features of Iceland. These include the water and ice inspired colors of the kits along with an innovative.shoulder and arm effect.
The white on the collars and upper shoulders of the Iceland 2018 World Cup kits represent the winter ice and snow of the Scandinavian island. It blend with a series of red and blue dots on the sleeves that symbolize the lava of the country’s volcano and the sea surrounding the country.
Icelandic pride is present on the jersey via a screenprint of the country’s flag on its outside upper back and the word “Ísland” printed in blue on its inside neck lining. An eye-catching silver print reading “FYRIR ÍSLAND” (For Iceland) appears below the lining. The Knattspyrnusamband Íslands (Football Association of Iceland) crest applied to the kit inclassy raised felt.
The sides of the Iceland 2018 World Cup Erreà home and away kits are meshed for ventilation with a contrasting color (red for the home and blue for the away shirt) beneath it.
The collar on the Iceland 2018/19 kits is a modern v-neck affair with a rounded and contrasting piping at its front.
As our pictures indicate all of this makes for a couple of brilliant kits that arguably better anything that we’ve seen from bigger sportswear firms that are kitting teams for Russia 2018.
Fit and Feel
The fit of the Iceland 2018 FIFA World Cup Erreà home and away kits are true to size and spot on. They do carry a modern slimmer kit particularly in the arms and will definitely show off well-maintained, fit physiques.
Once worn we found the new Iceland jerseys to be extremely light, comfortable and breathable. We do not know if there will be player issued / authentic versions of these shirts. Frankly, we see no reason for them with the quality materials used for and comfort of the replica versions.
Given that football shirts are made of polyester (sometimes recycled plastic) health concerns do abound. Erreà has addressed this by making the Iceland 2018/19 kit out of Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certified fabrics that are quality standards deem to be non-toxic and not harmful to human health.
Erreà has done remarkably well in outfitting Iceland for their unexpected maiden FIFA World Cup adventure. The Icelanders’ new jerseys are definitely spectacularly designed for both aesthetic appeal and function on the pitch. They are a effortless to wear and will have the gaze of soccer fans anywhere you take them this spring and summer. Lastly, the 2018/19 Iceland kits are definitely collectibles since they will bring the colors of the tiny country to the summit of international football competition for the first time at Russia 2018.