With less than two weeks before the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, new kits for the Iranian national football team have been unveiled by manufacturer Majid.
The kits were unveiled on Majid’s Instagram account on Wednesday, and were “fan” versions were also available to buy in their online shop. They match up with leaked images posted to Twitter and reported by Footy Headlines earlier in the week.
The home kit is predominantly white, with red, white and green trim around the back of the crew neck collar and sleeve cuffs. The raglan sleeves feature a tonal pattern of cheetah spots; cheetahs have periodically featured on Iranian kits since 2014. There is also red trim around the hem.
The away kit is much the same design as the home kit, with only the base colour changing from white to red. The trim on the collar and cuffs remains the same, as the cheetah spot pattern remains on the sleeves. The trim around the hem is white.
The Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran has been on a bit of a merry-go-round with kit suppliers in recent years. In 2014 and 2015 — including the 2014 World Cup in Brazil — they were outfitted by German manufacturer Uhlsport. They then briefly switched to Italian company Givova in 2016 before landing a deal with Adidas that lasted through the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
They went back to Uhlsport in 2019, and played in their jerseys throughout most of their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign. In 2022, they made the switch to Majid, an Iranian company, and played matches in a white home kit with a swoop across the chest that faded from red to white to green.
Iran are in Group B in Qatar, along with England, the United States and Wales. They open the tournament with a match against England on Monday, November 21, at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar.