The Kit: FRANCE AWAY 1998-00

The World Cup 1998 was blessed with an array of amazing and unique football kits. The French kit worn during their run to the world title is now one of the most famous kits of all time. While the home strip will always be the most iconic we would like to pay homage to their equally beautiful away kit.

Brand: Adidas

Worn By: Didier Deschamps, Laurent Blanc, Zinedine Zidane, Emmanuel Petit, Lilian Thuram, Thierry Henry, and David Trezeguet

The Story:

The white away kit was worn only once during the 1998 World Cup in a quarterfinal matchup against the formidable Italians. At the time the French offense was not firing on all cylinders yet and had to fight Paraguay into extra time to win 1 nil in the round of 16. After a heated exchange, the match would finish scoreless after extra time neither the French or Italians capitalized on their opportunities sending the match to penalty kicks.

The pressure of the shoot out got the better of Italians once again after Luigi Di Baggio nailed his kick off the cross bar, sending the French to the semifinals. This victory was the wake-up needed and from this moment the side was unstoppable.

As always you can check out this and other amazing kits at classicfootballshirts.co.uk

 

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