Mexico unveils symbolic away kit for this fall’s World Cup

Mexico unveiled its away kit for this fall’s World Cup in Qatar on Monday, one to be topped by a red-and-white jersey crammed with images that reflect both the country’s pre-Hispanic memory and the cultural touchstones of the present.

According to Adidas, the maker of the shirt, the images on the shirt include that malinalli, a grass that soars into the cosmos but is connected to the underworld through its roots; a conch shell associated with Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli, the Mesoamerican god of dawn, representing the first breath of life and the last exhalation; the spiral reflecting words flourishing through truth, song and poetry; the staff or cane carried by Quetzalcóatl; and new fires symbolizing the cosmic cycles.

Mexico’s red and white coat of arms subtly stands out against all the images on the left chest.

A closer look at a white shirt with patterns outlined in red

A closer look at Mexico’s away kit for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

(adidas)

A closer look at a white shirt with patterns outlined in red

A closer look at Mexico’s away kit for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

(adidas)

The white back of a shirt with red bordered patterns on the front and short sleeves

The back of Mexico’s away kit for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

(adidas)

An overall view of a white shirt with designs outlined in red and arms akimbo.

An overall look at Mexico’s away kit for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

(adidas)

Going on sale on Monday, the new kit will debut on Wednesday when Mexico meets Paraguay in a friendly at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. El Tri will follow with games against Peru in the Rose Bowl on September 24th and Colombia in Santa Clara on September 27th. It will open the group game at the World Cup against Poland on November 22nd.

https://www.latimes.com/sports/soccer/story/2022-08-29/mexico-away-jersey-world-cup-qatar Mexico unveils symbolic away kit for this fall’s World Cup

Emma Bowman

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