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Copa America 2021 jerseys ranked and reviewed

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In theory, the countries of the South American Football Confederation – CONMEBOL – come together every four years to compete for the title of the best national team on the continent. In fact, it happens remarkably often, as this summer was the fourth tournament since 2015.

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown the tournament another wrinkle. Like the Euro, this tournament was scheduled to take place in 2020 and had to move due to the pandemic. However, there were much greater roadblocks than their European counterparts.

The tournament was set to be the first ever to be hosted by multiple countries, with the show going to Argentina and Colombia. However, the pandemic has caused such bad weather in both countries that hosting the continental soccer tournament seemed irresponsible. In Argentina, the country has averaged more than 30,000 cases of Covid-19 per day over the past few weeks. In Colombia, the high numbers in the mid-twenty thousand mark were coupled with the ongoing unrest caused by protests against the country’s president, Ivan Duque Márquez.

So last week, just 14 days before the tournament was scheduled to start, CONMEBOL chose to move the tournament out of Argentina and Colombia. Instead, the America’s Cup Brazil will host, where Covid-19 averages around 90,000 per day.

This tournament is one of the biggest, brightest and best tournaments in the world when it comes to showcasing talent. On the field, talents are displayed by experienced and up-and-coming players alike. They will do all this while wearing the shirts and insignia of their home countries.

As we have done here twice before, once at the start of the European football calendar and again in Major League Soccer, we will analyze and rank the groups of countries that play in the Copa America. The shirts will be categorized based on their style, traditions, general color scheme, and uniqueness.

We’ll start from the bottom:


10- Bolivia

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I don’t necessarily hate these groups, I just think Bolivia has had better performances in the past. They seem to be the most boring shirts in this tournament. The subtle designs Marathon put on the front of the shirt disappoint and don’t particularly stand out Compared to the past Wearing Kits the green.

For a country as bright and culturally diverse as Bolivia, they should wear shirts that accurately reflect this. This does not do it for me.

9. Venezuela

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One of the two countries that have never won the Copa America, Venezuela will participate in this edition of the tournament wearing the same jerseys they have worn since 2019. After being sponsored by adidas for a long time, Venezuela has switched kit manufacturers and gone with Italian brand Givova. It is not clear why La Vienuento They chose not to create a new group for their team at the continent’s largest stage. Despite the fact that these two groups look rather beautiful, the lack of something new puts Venezuela in ninth place.

8- Uruguay

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Yes, the only photos available for these kits come from Luis Suarez and his Twitter account

These are not points for the home group. I’m a fan of the monochrome badge and overall, it feels like a well-made shirt for it blue light.

It drops to No. 8 due to the missed group. This new Puma template with the country’s name written under a large Puma logo on a plain white T-shirt is weird and in some ways disturbing. These were all over the place in our Euros collection preview and I took points there for this build. We continue this tradition here.

7. Colombia

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The bold design of the adidas tall range sees them reusing a model that somewhat reminds me of the Rorschach test. Love the Colombian flag on the bottom of the sleeves and the yellow 3 stripes.

But the home kit seems boring? It has the same flag logo on the sleeves, but it’s almost blended in thanks to the yellow coloration on the Colombian flag on top. home kits coffee growers wore from world Cup 2014, The 2016 Copa America, The World Cup 2018, and the 2019 Copa America They are all unique and wonderful. To them, going from four teams in a row to a group that plays it safe feels like the opposite of their brand and sticks out like sore thumbs.

6. Peru

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You can’t beat a classic, and Peru didn’t decide to do it here. The iconic red scarf stays on the home shirt for Inkun Inverted colors are transmitted to the far shirt. When paired with subtle gold accents, this is a major effort by Marathon to keep the tradition alive.

5. Chile

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Like Puma, Nike also walked the path of a national icon when they made their collections for Chile.

The home kit has a really smart collar and the traditional solid red color the Red. The accents on the sides of the set are inspired by the patterns of Chilean fabric.

The guest kit has a wild pattern on it. Nike doesn’t offer an explanation for the blue mass in the middle of the chest, but says that the red “wings” on the kit honor Chile’s national bird – the Andean condor.

And in case you were wondering, no, the Andean condor is not red. It is the heaviest flying bird in the world and is a member of the eagle family.

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Fun fact: The Andean condor is the national symbol of five different countries in South America. While it’s not found anywhere on Peruvian or Colombian shirts, it’s found on the buyers of Bolivia and Ecuador. Only Chile was brave enough to slap this bird on several.

At the end of it all, the wings on the shirt look similar to those on the bird. But, the design is too flashy to be above the top five. Nike deserves credit for trying.

4. Argentina

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Let’s start with the lost group. The same Rorschach-esque style is back. If anything, it seems that Adidas decided to just copy the Colombia jersey and apply the same principles to Argentina. Let’s see here: Shoulder stripes similar to the national colours, the shoulders themselves are a blank slate, that weird pattern, the sleeves having the national flag pattern – yeah that doesn’t sound like a template to me. Although I will say this, if this is the model that adidas is using, I love it. It looks creative enough to stand out but ties into the national fabric of each team.

The reason he dropped to fourth on this list is the home shirt. For me, those stripes Albiceleste Sacred from a design point of view. Placing any camouflage pattern on it is desecration of religions.

3. Brazil

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This is not bad at all. It is difficult to spoil the kit of the Brazilian national team, and, in my estimation, they did not (including 1994). Keeping it simple makes it elegant and elegant at the same time. The lost group reverts to the traditional blue after Selection They wore white in 2019 to celebrate the centenary of their first Copa America win. The pattern here is subtle and clean at the same time and is a good way to get back to the norm.

2. Paraguay

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The home kit wins this one for me. In the first run of Puma with Guaraní They tied a number of important national elements into the group.

This traditional red and white houseware set features a downward graphic inspired by the traditional lace art form known as Ñandutí. Inside the collar is the phrase “Ndaipóri Khyhjé”, which means “without fear” in Guaraní – an official language of Paraguay and one of its indigenous people.

In the outdoor group, he wears the simple white shirt adding two stripes above the logo – one red and one blue – in reference to the national flag.

Puma has done a great job with these groups and deserves commendation for their efforts.

1. Ecuador

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Back in January of 2020, Ecuador decided to rebrand by dropping a new logo. They did this by creating a stunning two-minute video showing how every detail of the emblem reflects the history and culture of Ecuador.

With a logo revealing this goodness, they needed their first groups to be prominent. Marathon answered the call and made the exact kits that tagline deserves. The home collection features a beautiful balance of yellow and blue stripes with solid yellow sleeves. The outdoor set has a monochrome badge, a cool turquoise color and a great looking collar.

Those same items are good enough to put in a no. #1 on the list but there is more. On the inside of both shirts, and under the back collar, they dropped another beautifully designed logo that pays homage to the land that Ecuador calls home.

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Although Ecuador is not expected to go far in this tournament, it certainly wins the best dressed.

Jake covers Bayern Munich and German football in writing and via podcast on the site Bavarian football business. He also reviews SB Nation shirts. He can be found screaming into the void on Twitter Tweet embed.

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