The home strip that Germany wore from 1988-1990 is perhaps the most iconic in all of football history. The diagonal zig zagging band of red, black and yellow, like France’s strip of 84, was made all the more iconic by the success of those who wore. The image of Matthaus lifting the World Cup high above the iconic stripes is undoubtably an enduring memory. For 2018 the design received a more minimalist, near monochromatic update. Much like the performances on the pitch, the overall effect was a little more underwhelming than that of 1990, though it was undeniably a nice kit in its own right.
Truth be told the design never really stood a chance of being remembered fondly as the reigning world champions crashed out without a win.
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