That Argentina jersey at the 1990 World Cup in Italy

That Argentina jersey at the 1990 World Cup in Italy
The Argentina shirt designed by Óscar Tubio (Infobae)

Last updated June 21, 2020 by Javier Argudo

Argentina attended the World Cup in Italy in 1990 as current champion. The albiceleste selection, with Diego Armando Maradona like big star, faced the World Cup as one of the great favorites. In this article, we rescue a curious story collected by the medium Infobae on the Argentina shirt in that World Cup.

Which we met in football 80 we remember the designs that the firm The Coq Sportif provided Argentina in the World of 1982 Y 1986. But nevertheless, for the edition of 1990, Adidas was the one in charge of dressing the albiceleste.

A few months before that World Cup in Italy, Oscar Tubio, designer and marketing expert, filed a argentina shirt very innovative to the AFA. It must be said that the creator of the elastic had extensive experience, in fact, the shirt used by Boca Juniors in the end of 1978, with the initials CABJ above the shield, it was also his doing.

T-shirt, basically, was a faithful representation of the argentinian flag. Two wide light blue stripes and a white one on the chest, with sun included. It looks like, Argentine players were delighted with the design and ready to play with it, but nevertheless, something happened to prevent that from happening.

Argentina shirt 1990
The shirt with which Argentina should have played the World Cup in Italy in 1990 (Infobae)

Julio Humberto Grondona, AFA president back then, met with Tubio and Fernando Galmarini, Secretary of Sports of the Nation. Apparently, the problem was to convince a person like Carlos Bilardo, Argentine coach, who was in favor of continuing to wear the ‘usual’ shirt.

That argentina shirt, with which Maradona and company should debut against Cameroon, finally was forgotten, to the anger and frustration of its creator, Oscar Tubio. For his consolation, 'The fuzz’ ended up dressing her in a friendly match in 1994. It was in the field of Ferro Carril Oeste, with a Diego who came from being suspended in the United States World Cup. Today, a collector's shirt, without a doubt.

In regards to World Italy, the argentine team was able to reach the final. Just like what happened in 1986, Germany was his rival though, this time, the Germans took the championship thanks to a penalty scored by Andreas Brehme. Would the result have been different with the Tubio design? That's something we can never know.

Javier Argudo

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