Official Nike Croatia football shirts available with player kit printing. Since their independence from Yugoslavia in 1992 Croatia have quickly developed into one of the best teams in world football. Their šahovnica checked shirts is based on the check pattern which has been used as a symbol of the Croats since the middle-ages. It's proudly worn head to toe by their passionate fans earning them the nickname The Kockasti or ‘Chequered Ones’. Their away shirt is usually blue with check pattern appearing as a trim detail. However in 2018 Nike released a bold navy and black chequered away shirt that became one of the most popular at that years World Cup.