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Official replica jersey of the 1978 Argentina World Cup.

Argentina's 1978 soccer jersey is one of the most famous in the team's history.
Designed by the famous fashion designer Omar Kordi, it is one of the most recognizable football jerseys in the world.
World champions for the second time in the World Cup played at home in 1978, wearing the starting jersey.
It was specifically designed for the 1978 Soccer World Cup, which was held at the Monumental Stadium in Buenos Aires, between Argentina and the Netherlands.
eleventh edition of the FIFA World Cup.
It was a radical innovation in soccer jersey design. The white and light blue horizontal striped pattern was a novelty in the world of soccer,
and quickly became a symbol of national pride. The shield of the Argentine national team was created specifically for the 1978 jersey, embroidered on the upper part.

It was the time of Cesar Luis Menotti and Mario Alberto Kempes, one of the most representative players in its history.
In the first phase, the albiceleste began with a victory against Hungary (2-1, Luque and Bertoni),
it is repeated against France (2-1, Luque, Passarella – Platini) and falls against Italy (0-1, Bettega).
In the second phase, the Kempes earthquake begins, with an immediate brace against Zbigniew Boniek's Poland (2-0).
In the other two games, 0-0 in the super derby against Brazil and a 6-0 between Argentina and Peru (another double for Kempes, then Tarantini, two for Luque and Houseman).
By reaching first place in the second group stage, Argentina directly accesses the final, played against the Netherlands of Neeskens, Rep and Krol.
The 1978 World Cup final stayed in the Río de la Plata, with an Argentina-Holland 3-1 (double by Kempes, Bertoni and Nanninga).

The group directed by César Menotti and with Mario Kempes as a figure played those games with a long-sleeved jersey, with the classic light blue and white sticks,
that continued in the arms, and overlapping white collar.

Back then, the sponsor was already adidas, but at that time the brand used the iconic trefoil logo, today “Adidas Originals”.

The AFA shield, for its part, already had a gold background with black edges, but it did not have the laurels around it or any stars,
given that Argentina had not won any World Cup so far. What it did already have was the Argentine flag at the top.

The three times that Argentina has been crowned World Cup champion, the National Team has worn the starting jersey.
So in Mexico 1986 and Qatar 2022 the jersey also accompanied the National Team in its grand final.

There were other times when the National Team reached the final, such as Italy 1990 and Brazil 2014, but in both cases they played with the substitute jersey and Argentina was left out.
The bitter taste for the loss of the finals, created around this a soccer mystique that affirms that the finals must be played again with the starting clothing, to "cancel the mufa".
It is that, whenever the country reached the last instance, they played it with the substitute and failed to celebrate the championship.
The jersey was worn by the Argentine national team until 1984.

It's made from a high-quality cotton fabric that's soft, comfortable, and durable.
This replica jersey has been printed with the original design of the Argentine team of the time. ideal for fans of the team,
jersey collectors and those who want to relive the magic of the 1978 World Cup.

This jersey is an official licensed product. It is designed in a breathable fabric, with a ribbed V-neck.
It presents the AFA shield embroidered on a felt base and sewn to the jersey, in addition to the flock ironed dorsal.
100% polyester fabric.


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