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The Matildas Highlight Australia’s Exuberant Spirit

A fixture on the world stage, the Matildas have qualified for every tournament 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.

Caption: “Never Say Die” is printed inside the kit, which is a common rallying cry among the Matildas.

The new Australia 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 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 kit will debut on the Matildas in April against the United States.