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The Argentine Football Association (AFA) unveiled its latest jersey today, which will be used for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Released on Twitter, it was presented by the captain of the selection, Lionel Messi.

Pitch black, with the usual Argentine colors on the side, it is quite simple and unfortunately look like a classic secondary kit, which Adidas produces for many clubs all over the world. For example, the resemblance with New York City FC’s secondary jersey is striking.

It is clearly not the jersey that Adidas will sell the most this summer, although the primary kit could be: this one is a nice throwback with the classic Argentine stripes on it, celebrating 125 years of the Argentine Federation.

Adidas seems to follow the recent trend for vintage to create its kits this year. The jersey is notably inspired by the one worn by the Albiceste in 1993, and it is not the only team to go retro. Proof of nostalgia, or a lack of creativity? We’ll let you be the judge.