Oceanic nation New Zealand have had their home and away shirt designs revealed in the build up to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
The country’s passage to the World Cup has become simpler in recent years after Australia’s defection to the Asian region. This ensures that New Zealand are the strongest team in Oceania and will most likely be in a Play Off against the 5th ranked Asian team to qualify in future. The team’s history is pretty unspectacular with three appearances at the Confederations Cup and one World Cup appearance in 1982. New Zealand finished bottom in all of these tournaments with only one point arriving in the 2009 Confederations Cup against Iraq. The team qualified for the 2010 World Cup after beating Bahrain 1-0 on aggregate in the two legged Play Off.
The 2010 New Zealand home shirt design is predominately white with hardly any other colour detail present. There are two small faint black patches on the edge of the sleeves and the collar is a round neck in the same shade of white as used on the body. The black New Zealand logo is situated in the top left but there are no other details currently placed on the front of the design.
The 2010 New Zealand away shirt is near identical to the home design but with a complete colour reversal. The main colour is black although the small patches on the edges of the sleeves are white. The New Zealand logo is white and placed in the top left whilst no other details are presented at this moment in time.