A fixture on the world stage, the Matildas have qualified for every FIFA Women’s World Cup since 1995 and reached the quarters in the last three contests.
Captained by the dynamic Sam Kerr, one of the most proficient strikers in the game, the current squad has been described by many as the best female team in Australian history. With an average age under 24, the team leans into a youthful spirit and holds high hopes for France.
The new Australia FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 home kit, part of the first National Team collection designed exclusively for the Matildas, channels an exuberant aesthetic born in the early ’90s.
Melbourne’s famous Hosier Lane, a globally recognized street art hot spot, the famed Golden Wattle and its sickle-shaped stalks and macro and micro shots of the Australian landscape all coalesce in the graphic — one that serves to encapsulate contemporary Australia. The common rallying cry among the Matildas of “Never Say Die” is printed inside the kit.
“The kit is unreal, it’s such a different take on what we’ve seen in the past, and we couldn’t have hoped for a better looking home jersey,” says Kerr. “To have a kit designed just for the Matildas to play in, it’s a dream come true, and we are honored to be pulling on the green and gold. The socks are pretty wild too.”
The Australia 2019 Women’s World Cup home kit will debut when the Matildas meet the United States in an international friendly in April.
The Australia women’s national soccer team will wear their 2018/19 Nike away kit at the World Cup. Both shirts will be on sale at World Soccer Shop, UK Soccer Shop, Lovell Soccer, Pro:Direct Soccer, Subside Sports and Kitbag.