Messi models iconic new threads

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Argentina and technical sponsors adidas have finally unveiled their latest home kit for the 2020/21 season.

A year after it was set to be released, adidas have now dropped the latest threads set to be worn by the Argentine men's and women's junior and senior national teams.

The drop was pushed back by a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic that swept across the globe in 2020, halting the entire international fixture schedule.

Lionel Messi and co. will be donning the new kit during their upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and Copa America finals in June.

Scroll through the gallery above to view images of Argentina's 2020/21 home kit

The national under-23 side debuted the strip during a friendly international against Japan on Friday, with the team having also paid homage to legends Diego Maradona, Alejandro Sabella and Leopoldo Jacinto Luque, who all passed on over the past year.

The stripes on the jersey are embellished with a unique camoflage pattern, representing the various regions of the country coloured in different shades of blue.

The shorts to be worn remains the traditional all-black colours with adidas' three stripes down the sides.

Did you know?

Messi retired from international football after their 2016 Copa America final defeat to Chile, and later reversed his decision when Argentina started the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.

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