The 1990 World Cup isn't looked upon particularly favorably by history. The negative crossing over into cynical defensive minded excesses that dominated the tactical thinking of the era led to a lot of matches that trudged through normal time to be settled by penalty shoot outs. Ireland reached the quarter finals of the tournament without actually winning a single match. There were a few bright spots though, like one of the most talented collections of players that Germany was ever able to assemble for a major tournament. Names like Klinsmann, Voller, Littbarski, Hassler, Moller, Brehme, Kohler, Matthaus sported the distinctive, geometric interpretation of the black, red, and gold German flag as they deservedly captured the country's third World Cup title.
With all things retro in vogue, Adidas has resurrected the iconic design for Germany's 2018 World Cup campaign. Like the German team themselves, Adidas aren't just resting on their laurels by recreating the original design. The modern reinterpretation of this classic blends old and new, as the geometric design is rendered in a tonal form that feels sleek and contemporary, while recalling the minimalist, black and white motif of Germany's traditional jersey design.
A special Primeknit edition of this jersey utilizes seamless construction for a slim yet dynamic fit.