Matildas’ World Cup threads unveiled

Matildas’ World Cup threads unveiled


For the first time ever, Australia’s women will stage an assault on football’s biggest prize wearing a kit exclusively designed for them.

Unveiled in France overnight, the kits feature a striking mixture of gold, green and white on the shirts, green shorts and socks that match the eye-catching design of the tops.

Though the official release waxes poetically about “Melbourne’s famous Hosier Lane, a globally recognised street art hot spot, the famed Golden Wattle and its sickle-shaped stalks, and macro and micro shots of the Australian landscape” social media has been quick to link the kits to the legendary for some, infamous for others, “Spew” Socceroos kits of the 90s. 

Emblazoned inside the “Spew 2.0″ kits of the Matildas are the words “Never Say Die.”

“The kit is unreal,” said Matildas captain Sam Kerr, who was on hand with Ellie Carpenter at the launch of the kit.

“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,”

“To have a kit designed just for the Matildas to play in, it’s a dream come true, and we are honoured to be pulling on the green and gold.

“The socks are pretty wild too.”

The kit is set to make its competitive debut on 4 April in the Matildas’ friendly with the United States, who was also on hand to unveil their kit designs at the event.