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Costa Rica Kit: Through the years

Design: Unsurprisingly, Costa Rica's football kit draws heavily upon the country's national colours of red, white and blue. A predominantly red shirt is given white and blue embellishes, while blue shorts and white socks complete the side's first-choice attire.

Short History: Costa Rica matched their red shirt with both white and blue shorts on their debut World Cup appearance in 1990, with alternations needed due to a clash with those of Scotland. However, on both subsequent appearances at the event it has been blue shorts and white socks that have been the standard accompaniment. Stylistic features have been added to the shirt over time, including a blue collar in 2002 and a white and blue streak across the chest in 2006. However, the basics of the kit have remained largely untouched since their maiden outing at FIFA's festival of football.

The greatest kit: Another side with a relative paucity of candidates to choose from, the 2006 effort with its distinctive streaks of colour across the shirt is the most eye-catching and unique design that the country have offered up to date.

Kits through the years:

Costa Rica impressed hugely at Italia '90.
Costa Rica impressed hugely at Italia '90.


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