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Nike Reveal Holland World Cup Away Shirt

Vibrant away kit to be worn in Brazil is inspired by Dutch culture.

Nike continue to roll out their 2014 World cup kits with the reveal of the new Holland away strip. A vibrant new away kit that combines performance innovation with design details from Dutch culture - unveiled in Amsterdam by national team players Joël Veltman, Davy Klaassen and Jean-Paul Boëtius.

The new Netherlands jersey features an isometric grid pattern of interlocking chevrons that start at the top as bright blue and gradually become darker, ending as imperial purple at the hem. The pattern has a glow and depth, representing the prominence of water in Dutch life and the country's landscape. 

The blue in the pattern signifies the Dutch royal family and the colour of the cross that appears in their official flag. To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Dutch Football Association, the kit features a striking new crest. This impressive crest on the away jersey is an enlarged, orange lion that symbolizes the new era in Dutch football and the team's core values of simplicity, honour and unity.

“The design of this away jersey is youthful and will inspire pride in Dutch players and fans,” said Martin Lotti Global Creative Director, Nike Football. 

The new shorts are imperial purple. Simple and iconic, the fit is slimmer and more tailored to the body with a cut specifically designed to aid movement and comfort. The center back of the shorts features Nike’s signature laser vents to aid in cooling and allow for moisture management. The new away socks are also imperial purple. 

“As well as being comfortable and cool to play in, the new away kit really stands out," said Gregory van der Wiel. "I like the bright colors and I hope the fans will too.” 

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