“Let’s do a World Cup of kits – that will not be too controversial, no one will take it too significantly and it will be enjoyable.” Or so we thought.
Brazil 1970 has overwhelmed West Germany 1990 within the ultimate of the BBC’s World Cup of kits – however that does not inform the entire story.
BBC Sport customers and social media followers chosen their favourites – of their 1000’s – in 5 totally different rounds and joined in a full of life debate on our live World Cup page.
Presumably the most important shock was England’s pink 1966 away equipment crashing out to Brazil within the semi-finals after brushing apart Netherlands 1978, Paraguay 2002 and Italy 1990 alongside the best way.
You would possibly marvel why England needed to begin by dealing with such an iconic jersey as that of the Dutch – nicely blame former England internationals Danny Mills and Stephen Warnock, who did the first-round draw…
A panel of BBC Sport journalists chosen (we can’t say agreed upon, extra on that once we come to the following equipment photograph beneath) what they believed have been one of the best 32 jerseys at any World Cup – however just one could possibly be chosen from every nation – with the draw unseeded.
Notable first-round casualties included the Dutch 1978 prime, the USA’s ‘full of life’ 1994 away shirt, Peru’s iconic 1978 jersey, Northern Eire 1986 and Scotland 1978 – who misplaced to shock semi-finalists, Colombia 1990 away.
Wales 1958 and the Republic of Eire 1990 went out within the final 16, together with the fancied Croatia 1998. Denmark’s 1986 magnificence was an unpopular quarter-final casualty and by that stage most individuals anticipated England to win – however you had different concepts.
Brazil beat England of their semi-final, with West Germany knocking out Colombia within the different.
Here is a number of what you needed to say on social media…
Nick Bruzon: Solely two man-made objects are seen from Outer House. The Nice Wall of China and the lion’s head on Cameroon’s Italia ’90 shirt. It is an absolute factor of magnificence, too. A modern-day seventh marvel of the world. There will be no justice if this does not win.
Davey R: Been in assembly all afternoon – checked in to see who Peru had received within the ultimate of #worldcupofkits – what?!?! The place?! Insanity. I demand a recount.
Our Colombia image was of the famously wild-haired Carlos Valderrama – which influenced some folks…
David Melton: Okay I admit it I am voting England as a result of it is England, and I voted Colombia due to Carlos’ hair
Kieran, Glasgow: Individuals clearly not realising that Valderrama’s hair is not a part of the equipment
Alex S: By no means seen this France 1982 equipment earlier than however wow that is immediately one of the best trying footie prime I’ve seen – would gladly put on it to my very own marriage ceremony! Who voted in opposition to it?!
Matthew Vernon: Germany ’90 v Argentina ’86 robust for England followers! 😆 However I am not voting for that cheat, stunning shirt or not.
However some folks have been happier to see England lose…
Phil Andrews: I could also be berated for this, however the 1966 England away equipment seems like a £Three t-shirt onto which my Nan sewed an England badge. Enduring picture? Definitely. Finest shirt? Sorry…
James Drewe-Smith: Lastly the England shirt is out, been residing on previous glories for 50-odd years. Not even one of the best England shirt
And a few folks weren’t pleased with the eventual winner…
Matt Birch: As a very unbiased German who owns a 1990 equipment someplace, this can be a shambolic choice. It is the identical color Brazil have had for each World Cup… EVER!
Brazil 1970 beat West Germany 1990 (55% of picks)
Brazil 1970 beat England 1966 away (56.1% of picks)
West Germany 1990 beat Colombia 1990 away (66.9% of picks)
Brazil 1970 beat Spain 2010 (76.4% of picks)
England 1966 away beat Italy 1990 (67.3% of picks)
Colombia 1990 away beat Denmark 1986 (56.9% of picks)
West Germany 1990 beat France 1982 (64% of picks)
Spain 2010 beat Jamaica 1998 (59.9% of picks)
Brazil 1970 beat Republic of Eire 1990 (81.5% of picks)
England 1966 away beat Paraguay 2002 (76.1% of picks)
Italy 1990 beat Croatia 1998 (51.4% of picks)
Colombia 1990 away beat Ghana 2014 (60.2% of picks)
Denmark 1986 beat Chile 1998 (64% of picks)
West Germany 1990 beat Argentina 1986 (59% of picks)
France 1982 beat Wales 1958 (78.9% of picks)
Jamaica 1998 beat Slovenia 2002 (72.4% of picks)
Spain 2010 beat Angola 2006 (69.2% of picks)
Brazil 1970 beat Senegal 2002 away (85.7% of picks)
Republic of Eire 1990 beat USA 1994 away (61.6% of picks)
Paraguay 2002 beat Nigeria 1994 away (54.3% of picks)
England 1966 away beat Netherlands 1978 (60.8% of picks)
Italy 1990 beat Mexico 1978 (69.5% of picks)
Croatia 1998 beat Belgium 1982 (67.6% of picks)
Ghana 2014 beat Northern Eire 1986 (60.7% of picks)
Colombia 1990 away beat Scotland 1978 (56.8% of picks)
Chile 1998 beat South Korea 2002 (52.4% of picks)
Denmark 1986 beat Uruguay 1930 (60.1% of picks)
West Germany 1990 beat Cameroon 1990 (78.6% of picks)
Argentina 1986 beat USSR 1966 (81.9% of picks)
Wales 1958 beat Zaire 1974 away (50.8% of picks)
France 1982 beat Peru 1978 (57.8% of picks)