World Cup kit history

Australia Kit: Through the years

December 4, 2013
By Chris Atkins

Design: Green and Gold are Australia's national colours when it comes to sports teams and football is no exception. At present, a yellow shirt is offset with a vertical green stripe running through the federation logo, with green shorts and yellow socks completing the overall look of the Socceroos side.

Short History: Australia's football kits at World Cup competition have gone largely untouched, with a gold shirt accompanied by dark green shorts. Indeed, the biggest difference between the three kits produced thus far has been the switch from white socks in 1974 to gold in recent competitions. The 1974 strip was otherwise uncomplicated, with just green stripes down the sleeves offering elaboration. On the other hand, 2010 saw the introduction of a large green section at the top of the shirt and white trim, in what was the boldest offering to date. In general, though, the Socceroos have been fairly conservative in their kit selection ahead of World Cup competitions.

The greatest kit: The 2006 World Cup saw Australia produce their best ever World Cup performance, reaching the final 16 of the competition. It also saw the country's best ever kit, with a plain gold shirt trimmed with just small bands of green on the arms and the green shorts left similarly clean in design. The kit's colours are naturally complementary, rendering any embellishment somewhat unnecessary.

Kits through the years:

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