Croatia unveil radical new design for Euro 2012 Home strip

As with any build up to a major tournament, this year’s Euros and its participating nations have risen to the demands of a certain ilk of football fan; the closet fashionista.

Concerned with anything and everything aesthetically pleasing, this breed of fan has been known to display an interest in everything from the television graphics to be used and sponsorship deals, to kit designs and stadia decorum. Sightings have been reported on a global scale, and it is becoming apparent I seem to be aligning myself with such communities wit every passing detail I so effortlessly provide.

Back on topic, and Croatia have sprung a surprise on the footballing world by unleashing their ‘home’ jersey to be worn during the tournament. An experimental take on the country’s identity on the footballing stage, the Croatian FA and Nike have taken the bold step of deciding to clad their Lukas and their Ivicas in a bold red and white checked pattern. 

Unlike anything worn before by ‘The Vatreni’, the kit will, I’m sure, look good atop the steps of the Olympic Stadium at the Kiev final on the 1st of July as the Crazy Croats lift their first ever European honour, aided and abetted by a star-studded cast headlined by a man technically Brazilian.

If Mr da Silva can regain the effortless and gloriously satisfying days he enjoyed as Arsenal’s Eduardo ‘Eddy’ da Silva, then there is no reason the ensemble cast of Luka Modric, Nikica Jelavic and company can’t cause an upset or two.

In their radical new colours….

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