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Belgium’s national football teams show off new Tintin-inspired kit

12:19 16/03/2024

Belgian football honours one of the country’s cultural icons in its new away kit that is a homage to cartoon character Tintin.

The light blue jersey with white collar, brown shorts and white socks are a tribute to the boy reporter’s favourite outfit.

The new kits for the men's and women's sides were unveiled at a press conference at the Hergé Museum in Louvain-la-Neuve.

“As a big Tintin fan, I am delighted that our Red Devils will be conquering Europe in a jersey based on one of Belgium's greatest heroes,” said Belgium FA CEO Piet Vandendriessche.

'We are thrilled to pay homage to a true global icon: Hergé. He not only captured my heart and my mind growing up, but that of so many generations,” he added.


“And that is exactly what the Red Devils, but also the Red Flames, are trying to achieve.”

Vandendriessche said he hoped Tintin would give them the inspiration to put up great performances, starting this summer at the Euro24 championship in Germany.

In addition, Belgium’s national teams will be wearing a new home jersey in a burgundy shade of red with gold detailing.

Its first appearance is on 16 March when the Red Devils play Ireland in a friendly as part of their preparations for the Euros. They will debut the away kit in a friendly against England on 26 March.


This is the third Belgian away kit in recent history to tribute a world-famous icon of the country’s culture. The 2016 Euros away kit was a playful salute to Belgium’s cycling heritage, while the 2022 World Cup away jersey and capsule collection was inspired by Tomorrowland music festival fireworks.

Photo: Royal Belgian Football Association home & away football kits; Red Flames players model home kit; Group photo: Hergé Museum,

Written by The Bulletin