Every Detail Compared | Nike Croatia 2018 World Cup 2018 vs FC Barcelona 19-20 Home Kits

When the first images of the Nike FC Barcelona 2019-20 home kit surfaced. people were directly reminded of the Croatia jersey. We compare the Croatia 2018 World Cup 2018 and FC Barcelona 19-20 home kits to find out how similar they actually are.


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In case you were wondering - the FC Barcelona 2019-20 home kit is not inspired by Croatia's shirt officially but "by Camp Nou’s uniting force against the city’s 10 districts: Les Corts, Sants-Montjuïc, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, La Barceloneta, Sant Martí, Ciutat Vella, Gràcia, Horta-Guinardó, Nou Barris and Sant Andreu."



Croatia 2018 World Cup vs FC Barcelona 19-20 Kits




Both the Croatia 2018 World Cup and the FC Barcelona 19-20 home kits feature chequers. The size and number of the chequers is similar - Barca's kits has a bit smaller and therefore one more line of chequers. Croatia's chequers come with a 'toothed design', while FC Barcelona's chequers are 100% standard.



The main difference of the chequers is that Barca's shirt has them on the back, while Croatia's kit has them on the front only. The collar of Barca's jersey also features a special Catalan flag element that is unique for the FC Barcelona 2019-20 home kit.



Croatia 2018 World Cup jersey is based on the 2018 Nike Vaporknit kit, while FC Barcelona's 19-20 jersey is based on the 2019 Nike Vaporknit kit. They are the same tech-wise, with only visual differences such as the authentic label on the lower left.



Retail-wise, the Nike FC Barcelona 19-20 kit is a bit more expensive than the Croatia 2018 World Cup kit, at least the replica version - Nike increased the price of its replica kits ahead of the 2019-2020 season [Now 90 USD for the replica version (5 Euro increase), 140 Euro for the authentic version (same as before)].



Whose kit do you like better? What do you think of the chequered look for Barca? Let us know in the comments below.
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