The Korea Republic Nike 2012/13 away kit has been launched. The new uniform is expected to be worn for the first time when the Asian power plays its next away match later this year. The Koreans will host Kuwait in Seoul on February 29th in the last Round 3 Asian 2014 World Cup qualifier. A win for South Korea will see the side advance to the next round of zonal qualifiers.
According to Nike: Korea’s new Away National Team Kit is infused with powerful national symbols and showcases a modern and stylish design.
Korea prides itself on having a harmonious and united football team, whose greatest strength is the players’ dependence on each other. In celebration of this quality, the kit takes inspiration from the Taegeuk — the yin and yang circle from the national flag.
The new away shirt is white with a unique and twisting blue and red sash across the front, which represents the two intertwined colours of the Taegeuk.
Inside the back of the neck is a Tuhon symbol written in traditional Korean calligraphy that signifies “Fighting Spirit” — the quality that defines Team Korea’s success.
The new away shorts are white, while the new away socks, now with improved cushioning for greater comfort, movement and protection, and are also white with “Korea” displayed on the back of each calf.