World Cup gear watch: Germany 4-0 Portugal, Iran 0-0 Nigeria, Ghana 1-2 United States

Laurence Griffiths

The Kits

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Germany, in their sublime chevron home kits, put the hurting on a 10-man Portugal side wearing a wonderful kit that faded from light to dark, much like the team's performance on the day.

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Nigeria and Iran's 0-0 draw was a bit of a stinker and, quite honestly, a little bit offensive. Iran's home shirts, despite their good intentions (raising awareness for an endangered species) are among the worst in this tournaments while Nigeria's, with their bright green color, are far from the elite group.

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The United States' win against Ghana in Natal featured a pair of the tournament's most underrated kits. Ghana's home shirts are a stark white but feature big, bright splashes of traditional patterns. The Yanks' away kit faced criticism for its reversal of red, white, and blue from top to bottom but the shirt was instantly recognizable on the pitch, making an impact for fans both at home and abroad.

The Boots

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Thomas Muller did some incredible work against Portugal wearing a pair of adidas Battle Pack F50s (and some very low socks), scoring a hat trick and taking his total to eight goals in eight World Cup games for Germany.

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Iranian goalkeeper Alireza Haghighi did well to keep a clean sheet for his nation in their opening World Cup match and he did so in an awesome pair of fully blacked out adidas World Cup boots that were complete with old-school wrap-around laces.

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If you thought that Haghighi's boots were different, then you would do very well to check out what Albert Adomah of Ghana wore in his team's loss to the United States. The winger suited up in a rare pair of Puma v1.815 Ferrari boots in a brilliant red-and-gold colorway. The Pumas were released in 2009 and named after the first Ferrari, the Auto Avio Costruzioni 815. The boots also proudly feature the car manufacturer's famous prancing horse logo.

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