Hidalgo, France flourished, mainly due
to the accolades of playmaker/captain
Michel Platini, who, alongside Jean Tigana,
Alain Giresse, and Luis Fernández
performance markedly improved and
formed "carré magique" ("Magic Square"),
which would haunt opposing defenses
beginning at the 1982 FIFA World Cup,
where France reached thesemi-finals
losing on penalties to rivals West Germany.
The semi-final match-up is considered one
of the greatest matches in World Cup history and
was marred with controversy.
As a specific detail, these France world cup shirts weren't made by Adidas Ventex France,
featuring the 80s trends pinstripes on both shirt and shorts.
The design basically followed that of
the home shirt.
The Away kits worn on the Group 4,
first-round match :
1.vs England at Estadio San Mames, Bilbao, June 16, 1982.
2.vs Kuwait at Estadio Jose Zorrilla, Valladolid,
June 21, 1982.