The 2022 World Cup is now four months away and we haven’t heard a peep out of Nike or the HNS on how the new Croatian kits will look. I thought the Vatreni might roll them out in June during their four UEFA Nations League matches, but that wasn’t the case. It will be a forgone conclusion that we see the new kits in September when Croatia takes on Denmark and Austria in the last two matches of Nations League on 9/22 and 9/25. This is the last international break before the World Cup begins.
If the above pictured kits are true, both look extremely identical to 2018’s kits. Can you blame them for going back?
The home kit for Croatia is always more of the same from Nike. It’s pretty hard to mess up the standard red-and-white checker design. I like the fact that this version is straight checkers without any weird designs or zig zags. That never did anything for me.
For the away kit, these would be very much like 2018’s version with checkers made from black and navy blue squares. I like the red outline on the sleeves and would definitely sport this kit. The 2020 version with the small black and grey checkers were okay, but not better than the inaugural black shirt in 2018.
If these are the kits, do you approve of them? I do.
At the same time, I can’t wait for the Nike contract to be over because they haven’t wowed Croatia fans in nearly two decades. Lotto 98. Still Croatia’s best kit all-time.