Every four years, the world's population morphs into football (the real kind) fans and part-time fashion critics—World Cup national team kits are consistently under fire, being the sartorial representation of their country on the world's biggest stage.

What if countries went an extra step, though? What if they tasked famous fashion designers to concept their kits? French minimalist unis by A.P.C.? Italy's jerseys with Riccardo Tisci's famous KimYe sofa print? USA players running around dressed like Rick Owens goth ninjas? Yes, it'd be superfluous, but it'd also highlight a major trend in the industry of the integration of tech fabrics into high fashion.

Above are images of what those jerseys might look like. 

[via Highsnobiety]