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Kicking And Screaming

Where to buy authentic World Cup attire for tots

It has taken the U.S. a really long time to catch on to the excitement of the World Cup. But this time around, it seems we New Yorkers have finally found some spirit. And for the kids, it’s all about the gear.

We’ve seen some cool team-inspired kicks, including Vincent canvas sneakers, Crocs, and Havaianas. But the real must-have is an official team jersey—which of course means adidas. (BTW, did you see Matthew McConaughey and Levi, spotted in Tribeca on Tuesday wearing matching Brazil jerseys? Too cute.)

The official adidas World Cup jerseys come in toddler sizes, starting at around 3T ($50), in countries including the US, Germany, Italy, Brazil and Japan. The official World Cup match ball is called the Jabulani, meaning “to celebrate,” and costs a whopping $150; but there are other versions for less, including the adidas’s Top Training ball ($40) and the Replique ($25).

The widest selection of official World Cup gear is available at the adidas store in Soho, and online at shopadidas.com; however you can also find some of the jerseys and accessories at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Modell’s, The Sports Authority, and Eurosportstores.

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