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Nike Football unveils Croatia Away National Team Kit

Croatia’s new Away National Team Kit kit features the country's famous red and white checks in an innovative, contemporary style.

Since gaining independence 21 years ago, Croatia’s unique kit has become an important and passionate symbol of the young country. The away jersey is blue with a section of the torso revealing the country's famous red and white checks, signifying that even when Croatia's players are away from home their country is still close to their hearts.

In line with Nike’s commitment to superior athletic performance and lower environmental impact, the fabric of the new kit’s shorts is made with 100 percent recycled polyester, while the fabric of the shirts is made with at least 96% recycled polyester.  Each kit is made using an average of 13 recycled plastic bottles.

The fabric is also up to 23 percent lighter than the version four years ago. Embedded with Nike Dri-FIT technology, the kits help to regulate players temperatures on the pitch by removing sweat from the body to keep them dry and cool faster than ever before. 

Laser-cut ventilation on the shirt promotes localised cooling where athletes need it most so they can remain focused on the game. 

A new double knit structure and yarns also makes this kit 20 percent stronger, with no compromise to fit and feel and natural cotton added for comfort.

Inside the neck is the message "Uvijek Vjern," which translates as ‘Always loyal’, to celebrate the loyalty Croatians feel for their football team since becoming an independent nation.

The away shorts are blue. The away socks, now with improved cushioning for greater comfort, movement and protection, are also blue with a wide band featuring the red and white checks.

Base layer apparel includes Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong shorts and Nike Pro Combat Hypercool 2.0 top. The base layer and kit combine to create the modern uniform of dress for football. The Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong compression men's slider shorts provide added support featuring padded waist and thigh protection in the most critical areas so players can train and tackle with confidence, while mesh fabric is placed in the high heat zones for breathability.The Nike Pro Combat Hypercool 2.0 top delivers ventilation and sweat-wicking fabric to help keep athletes cool and comfortable during practice and match play.