Australia national team is known as “Socceroos” by both the Australian people and the Football Federation Australia (FFA), the governing body for soccer. The nickname was first used by Sydney journalist Tony Horstead when he went to South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. It represents not only a cultural propensity for the use of colloquialisms in Australia but also the Australian English use of the sport’s name. Besides, the nickname is related to the kangaroo and it is a combination of “soccer and kangaroo”.
The squad has got the runner-up and the third place in 1997 and 2001 FIFA Confederations Cups; it won AFC Asian Cup in 2015 and got the runner-up in 2011; it won OFC Nations Cup four times and got two runners-up.
With the forthcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup, Nike and the FFA jointly unveiled the brand new home and away shirts 2018 recently for Australia national team. Inspired by the glorious history of the team, designers recalled the exciting stories between Australia and the World Cup and the shirts aimed to pay tribute to the pioneers of professional footballer in the country.
It is a memorable day in the history of Australian football when “Socceroos” defeated a powerful opponent and once again reached the final stage of the World Cup after 32 years on November 16, 2005. That victory is still widely regarded as an important turning point in Australian football.
“Mark Viduka, the captain of the team at that time, called on every player to wear a yellow shirt both on and off the court in a public statement and to create ‘a golden ocean’,” said Pete Hoppins, Nike’s senior design director for football apparel,“It was the slogan of the game that inspired the design of new jerseys.”
The home shirt 2018 is a yellow one. The home shorts aren’t green. Instead they are yellow. The socks are yellow, too. This change is expected to encourage Australian players to prepare well for the games of the 2018 World Cup. The golden jersey with dark green details and unique design on cuffs responds to the slogan “Golden Ocean”. It is made of Nike Astro Mesh Dri-Fit fabric, which is much lighter and more comfortable. The team logo is lighter than previous one and is the most breathable one.
The new dark green away jersey is decorated with bright yellow details, symbolizing young players’ vitality.
“Green and yellow are the traditional colors of Australia national team, so we want to apply green directly to the design of the away jersey. The inspiration for the yellow design on front of the away jersey also comes from the great victory in 2005. The jersey worn by the team players in that game has a similar wedge-shaped pattern.” said Hoppins.
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