Words by Neil Boardman

The Copa America returns to Brazil this summer for a carnival of South American football (with this installments’ Asian football invasion coming from Japan and Qatar). The build up to an international tournament is always made even more exciting with the kit releases.

For the 2018 World Cup, it would be fair to say that the kit launches became their own mini tournament in the build up to the main event. It would be very difficult to come up with an argument that does not conclude with Nike winning the World Cup last year, with THAT Nigeria collection.

However, Adidas are staking their claim early to win the battle of the Copa America kits, with three tasty numbers that were revealed on Tuesday March 19th. The 2019 editions of the kits of the Argentinian and Colombian sides took centre stage.

Modelled by the boy himself, the new kit for the La Albiceleste keeps its traditional White and Sky Blue colour, whilst creating something different than what we have seen from previous Argentinian kits. The side has a history of being represented by a fine kit and this edition is no different. And, don’t forget, with Leo at the wheel, any football shirt can become a champion one within a matter of seconds. Also, that collar is ace too.

Modelled wonderfully, Columbia are another side with a history of having very nice football kits. This years is no different. With a design that is inspired by the culture of their great country’s textile industry, the kit shows off a slightly different style to last year’s world cup version – but it works very well, in our opinion. With a side made up of wonderful talent, we look forward to seeing this kit in action amongst the style of play that had the majority of England livid for 120 minutes last July – it’s nice when its not you.

With more of the 2019 Copa America kits to be revealed, our excitement is building – and if the current releases are reflective of the quality of the tournament, we should be in for a treat.

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