Nike continues its recent string of strip launches with that of the Croatia EURO 2012 away kit (now available at World Soccer Shop and Subside Sports). The new uniform will be the Vatreni (Blazers) road kit for the 2012/13 international season that includes the European championships and 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
According to Nike: Croatia’s new Away National Team Kit kit features the country’s famous red and white checks in an innovative, contemporary style.
Since gaining independence 21 years ago, Croatia’s unique kit has become an important and passionate symbol of the young country.
The away jersey is blue with a section of the torso revealing the country’s famous red and white checks, signifying that even when Croatia’s players are away from home their country is still close to their hearts.
Inside the neck is the message “Uvijek Vjern,” which translates as ‘Always loyal’, to celebrate the loyalty Croatians feel for their football team since becoming an independent nation…
The away shorts are blue. The away socks, now with improved cushioning for greater comfort, movement and protection, are also blue with a wide band featuring the red and white checks.