Nike Football has released the Croatia FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar home and away kits. They will make their debuts during the World Cup 2018 finalists upcoming UEFA Nations League matches against Denmark and Austria.
According to Croatian Football Federation (Hrvatski nogometni savez, HNS) the red and white 2022/23 home jersey is inspired by the theme of a fiery heart, perfectly fitting the passionate, hardworking and fiery character of the Croatian people and their national team.
It is a redesigned and modernized version of the checkered kit that has become a globally recognized symbol of Croatian pride. The checkers on the shirt are unevenly arranged for a refreshed look. A white area at the front of the jersey features the HNS crest and Nike Swoosh in its middle.
The Croatia World Cup 2022 Nike away jersey further refines the checkers to symbolize natural beauty and national pride. They are blurred and wavy in a combination of dark blue and turquoise designed to resemble the tides of the Adriatic Sea whose waves wash over the Croatian coast.
The stylistic patterns of surnames and numbers on the jerseys pay tribute to Croatia’s history and tradition by using Croatian Glagolitic script.
“I am extremely proud that I had the privilege of wearing the beautiful Croatian jersey the most times, and I am looking forward to a new kit that follows the recognizable tradition. Those magical red and white checkers make the Croatian jersey the most recognizable in the world, and the new design reminds me a little of 1998 and the legendary team who inspired my generation. Also, I really like the attractive design and attractive colors on the away jersey, I’m sure it will be very popular among our fans ,” commented Croatian national team captain, Luka Modrić .