Three matches today, so let’s get to it.
Albania vs Switzerland. I like both sides’ kits by themselves – Albania’s red-black-red look offers the first non-monochrome kit of the tournament and Switzerland’s jerseys have a slight gradient which really does it for me – but not together. Grade: B.
Wales vs Slovakia. I like Wales’ kits for the same reason I like Albania’s. I really like Slovakia’s blue kits with light blue trim. Unfortunately, I am starting to get a blue and red overload after three matches. Grade: B+.
England vs Russia. I officially hate what Nike’s template has done to England’s kits. Navy blue partial collar, light blue sleeves, and red socks? I don’t know who that looks like, but it doesn’t look like England to me. I officially love Russia’s maroon kits with gold accents. I don’t care if maroon and gold aren’t “Russian” colors – sometimes it’s good to think outside the box. Grade: C (F for England, A for Russia).