These are the new All Whites kits 2018/19, the New Zealand soccer team’s new home and away uniforms for the upcoming 18/19 and 19/20 international seasons. Made by Nike, the new NZ football shirts were officially unveiled on May 18, 2018.
Both kits (the white home shirt and the black alternate jersey) employ a fern design on the sleeves. The silver fern stands for strength, resistance and power in Maori culture.
New Zealand narrowly failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, losing their intercontinental playoff to Peru. They drew the first leg 0-0 against the South Americans in Wellington, but lost the return tie 2-0 in Lima. At the 2010 World Cup in South Africa (their last WC appearance), the All Whites were the only team not to lose a game all tournament and finished above defending champions Italy in their group.