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*Star indicates the team that won that year
Football kit timeline
The infographic shows the evolution of international football shirts throughout the history of the World Cup. Featuring all countries playing in this year’s tournament, this interactive guide shows how styles and fashion have changed throughout the history of the World Cup. We can see how the England shirt has evolved over time, whilst the signature “three lions” has remained consistent each time. The infographic is easy-to-navigate and interactive; enabling you to hover over the image of the football kits and zoom in closer for finer details. The dates and countries listed allow you to easily see which countries have participated each year, whilst the yellow star in the bottom right-hand corner represents the champions of that year.
World Cup History
The first World Cup was hosted by Uruguay in 1930 with only 13 teams taking part. This international tournament has since expanded significantly allowing 32 teams to enter the final tournament from a qualifying process of almost 200 worldwide teams. The World Cup has become one of the most anticipated sporting events amongst sports, football and competition fans and over the years the popularity of the international football shirts and kits have become a huge way of showing support. The matches themselves have gone from being watched by only 93,000 fans to being watched worldwide. With Spain winning last year's tournament, all eyes are on them to defend their title and win a spot in World Cup history.
England has taken part in the international tournament since 1950, entering every year since with 14 overall appearances. It was whilst hosting the 1966 World cup that the England national football team became champions, making them 1 of only 8 countries to ever win the World Cup. Since then, England has failed to make it past the semi-finals, but this year’s youthful, fast and exciting squad with a vision to win could possibly give them the opportunity to make this their year.