September 20, 2022 12:57
The official uniforms of the Korean national football squad for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar were unveiled on Monday. The home uniform is bright red and features a tiger-stripe pattern and "dokkaebi" or goblin motif. The away uniform features the "taegeuk" symbol of the Korean national flag.
They are provided by Nike, which unveiled them at a media event with Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Cho Gue-sung (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors) and Kwon Chang-hoon (Gimcheon Sangmu) modeling the kits.
"I will play the matches thinking this is my armor," Hwang said.
The dokkaebi motif highlights the aggressive nature of the mythical creatures. Black lines intersect on the sides of the jersey and shorts, which resemble the creature's tail, while the tiger motif appears in the form of stripes on the shoulders.
The away uniform features red, blue and yellow lines on a black background. A Nike staffer said, "The design is a reinterpretation of the taegeuk symbol and symbolizes the Korean wave spreading across the world."
This is the first time so many colors were used on the national team's uniform. Korea's away uniform was blue until the 1998 World Cup in France, but changed to white since the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup.
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