It doesn't hurt that Argentina's uniforms are among the most iconic. The team's home jerseys, with their vertical white and light blue stripes, have been around since 1911, while the Argentina 2014 FIFA World Cup away jersey provides a nice twist on the theme, switching to subtle dark blue horizontal stripes instead. Both types of shirts are produced by Adidas and currently available through Soccer Box.

Argentina Team Prepares to Do Battle in Brazil

The Argentina national football team may not have won a World Cup event since 1986, but that doesn't mean that the wearers of the Argentina football shirt aren't contenders for this year's title. On the contrary, Argentina is currently tied in the FIFA rankings with Brazil this year's home team and the all-time leading World Cup champions, with five titles.

Being on an even keel with Brazil will undoubtedly help Argentina go into this year's World Cup with some much-needed momentum and promise. The fact that the team has been drawn into a relatively low-stress pack of teams for the group stage will help as well.

When the Argentina players take to the soccer pitch in Brazil, whether they are wearing a home kit or an Argentina FIFA World Cup away shirt they will do so as a part of the tournament's "Group F." This draw will pit Argentina against three other teams in a battle for advancement to the round of 16 and beyond: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iran, and Nigeria.

While all three teams fought hard to earn qualification slots, none of them have a World Cup title (or even gotten close to doing so), and none of them are ranked in the top 20 teams worldwide by FIFA. In other words, the Argentina national soccer team got a fairly lucky and easy draw, and should have little trouble moving on to the knockout stage.

Recent Surge of Momentum Will Help Argentina Toward Triumph

When fans see the Argentina 2014 FIFA World Cup away jersey flitting around the soccer pitches in Brazil this summer, they will be seeing the fruits of 10 years that have been marked with frequent successes.

Not only did the Argentina national soccer team make it to the quarterfinals in both the 2006 and 2010 World Cup tournaments placing sixth and fifth, respectively but the team has also managed two Olympic gold medals in the past decade, the first in 2004 and the second in 2008.

In addition to these global successes, the Argentina soccer team has put on strong showings at the Pan America Games (taking the runner-up position in 2011) and in the Copa America tournament (a quarterfinals finish in 2011 and two runner-up spots in 2004 and 2007).

World Cup Glory

Despite the recent consistency of the Argentina football shirt and the players who wear it, though, the modern Argentina team hardly holds a candle to the force of nature that it was between the 1970s and 1990s.

In 1978, Argentina claimed its first World Cup title. The team got to play in its host country, and delivered its best World Cup performance since the inaugural 1930 tournament, when it has lost in the final match against Uruguay.

An off year in 1982 prevented Argentina from defending its title, but another win in 1986 and another runner-up finish in 1990 slotted the team as a true force to be reckoned with in international soccer.

Since then, Argentina has done well, but has failed to make it beyond the quarterfinals. Regardless, fans have faith that this will be the year their team goes all the way and claims a third World Cup title. If you agree with them, stop by Soccer Box today and pick up an Argentina football shirt. We have a wide range of products available.