New Scotland 2012-2014 Away Kit
Scotland have unveiled their new away kit design, to be used in football matches between 2012 and 2014. The white kit replaces the old yellow away kit that had been used for two seasons.
Scotland is the oldest international football team in the world – an honour shared with its neighbours England who competed in the first friendly game in 1872. Scotland were one of the best teams around in the early days of the sport; however as other countries joined in and caught up to Scotland, success has been harder to come for the Tartan Army. Scotland won the inaugural British Home Championship in 1883-84, and won that tournament 41 times (second only to England), but success in larger tournaments has not come. Scotland has taken part in eight World Cups (the last in 1998), never making the second round. But with a younger squad led by Manchester United star Darren Fletcher and emerging Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam, Scotland will be hoping to qualify for the next World Cup when qualifying games begin in October, 2012.
Scotland’s new away kit is similar in design to the old away kit used between 2010 and 2011, with the most notable change being the move from yellow to a more traditional white. Made by Adidas, the white kit still features a dark blue collar and the triple stripes on the shoulders; however the badge on the right breast has changed – with the cross of St Andrews removed from the old kit. This plainer, and smarter looking kit is sure to make Scotland fans happy.