In Group D at the World Cup, for 2022, Australia wear Nike football kits for the Socceroos return to World Cup Finals.
Australia 22/23 Home & Away Kits
Australia currently play in the AFC confederation where they play their home matches in gold shirts with green trim with their away kit being dark blue with gold trim and are manufactured by Nike. Their kits have had a long history of changing from green to gold and the occasional white and their nickname is the 'Socceroos' and they play in the Trans-Tasman rivalry between New Zealand. Their current roster of players includes Mark Schwarzer, Tim Cahill, Archie Thompson, Robbie Kruse, Brett Holman and Rhys Williams.
The Aussies play their home games in a kit of yellow shirts. The national team played at the World Cup finals in West Germany in 1974, which to date has been the Socceroos only appearance in this event. They have however beaten some of the top sides in friendly matches, notably England in recent years.
Australia played their first international match away to New Zealand in Dunedin, New Zealand on the 17th June 1922 losing 3 - 1. Australia play their home games at various venues in Australia.
The nation have had several iconic players to player for their side including Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka, Brett Emerton, Mark Schwarzer, Lucas Neill and Tim Cahill.
Australian World Cup Kits
World Cup 2022 - Australia qualified to the 2022 Qatar World Cup after winning against Peru in a play-off phase that determined whether AFC or CONMEBOL would secure another slot. Having been grouped with France, Denmark and Tunisia, Australia came into the Qatar World Cup as one of the underdog teams. Their chances of moving past the group stage were viewed as getting a win with Tunisia and a draw at least with either France and Denmark. The bespoke yellow-orange base of the home shirt was designed with a spraypaint-like visuals, while the away shirt had a plain look of dark blue with teal accents.
World Cup 2018 - Much of the attention on the home kit was directed towards the sleeves, which were designed with wavy lines in black. The graphic symbolically represented the Socceroos' captain's call for support to their fans in their 2005 World Cup qualificiation, driving up attendance in their stadiums that created a sea of gold. The sharp points on the 2005 kit were then represented by the lime yellow diagonal stripings on the dark green away shirt. After producing valiant stands against France and Denmark, Australia lost 2-0 against Peru to exit 2018 in the group stage.
World Cup 2014 - Despite crashing out in the early stages, Australia was praised for their efforts in a tough group draw that included 2010 finalists the Netherlands and Spain. The squad wore smart-looking, collared kits, which were yellow-orange with green for the home and obsidian blue with yellow-orange for the away.
World Cup 2010 - The 2010 Socceroo kits featured a block design, which was dark green on the sleeves and bespoke yellow on the trunk, separated by a white chest stripe. The away shirt had the colours in blue, greyish blue, and home kit-yellow, respectively. The colour combination on the alternate kit made it comparable to a Boca Junior shirt. Australia was able to have triple-1 W/D/L record, but the 4 points was not enough to progress due to the inferior goal difference caused by their 4-0 defeat to Germany.
World Cup 2006 - Australia's move to the AFC in 2005 proved to be a catalyst for the nation to end its 32 years of WC drought, sparkling their run of consecutive appearances since then. With their 3-1 win in their Japan opener, the team made history as those were the first goals scored by the country in the tournament. They ended up with a R16 exit with a loss against eventual-champions Italy. The Socceroos wore their yellow home kit with minimal green trims on the sleeves (the same template was used for the navy with yellow alternate shirt).
World Cup 1974 - The yellow-orange that was associated with the Socceroos began with the home kit worn in Australia's first WC in 1974. Made by Umbro, the shirt had a green repeating pattern of the Umbro logo along the sleeves and shoulders. The same could be said with the dark green secondary kit, which had the design in bright yellow. Australia failed to score a goal and only mustered a single draw, causing them to exit in the group stage and start three decades worth of wait for their next WC.