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Australia 2016-17 Home and Away Kits Released

The new Australia kits introduce smart designs, following the way paved by Nike's other 2016-17 national team jerseys. Launched on March 22, 2016, the Nike Australia 2016 home and away shirts will be worn throughout the rest of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

German-based Australia striker Mathew Leckie said of the new Australia kit: “From the moment I tried on the new shirt during the design process, I could tell that it is one of the lightest playing shirts that I have ever worn, which helps our performance, especially when we play in some the hot conditions around the world. I can’t wait to wear it on Thursday night for the first time.”

Australia 2016 Kit

This is the new Nike Australia soccer jersey.

Unlike the new 2016 jerseys of the likes of England, France and the United States, the new Australia home kit is not based on Nike's new Vapor kit template. Instead, the Australia 2016-2017 home jersey echoes the design of the new South Korea and Turkey national team kits. Like those two shirts, the new Australia kit boasts a graphic print on the front.

To round off the design, the new Australia 2016 home shirt boasts green trim on the collar, while a green stripe runs down on each side. The Nike Swoosh, positioned on the right chest, opposite of the Australia crest, is also green.

In line with its other 2016 kits, Nike combines the yellow Australia 2016 shirt with shorts of the same color, and green colored socks, an unprecedented style for the Socceroos.

Australia 2016-17 Away Kit

This image shows the new Nike Australia 2018 World Cup Qualifiers away jersey.

Based on the same template and featuring the same graphic print as the home kit, the new Australia away kit is navy, as most recent Nike Australia jerseys have been. Combined with a Nike Swoosh in yellow and boasting no other colored trim, the front graphic looks even better here, on the Australia 2016-17 away kit.

The Australia 2016 away kit is completed by navy shorts and yellow socks.

What do you think of the new Australia 2016 home kit? Let us know in the comments below, and also check out all other new Nike 2016 national team kits.