China's new away shirt carries a brilliant all-over phoenix print conveying femininity and excellence—and the bold ambition shared by the Steel Roses, determined for another shot at the world title. A second phoenix print sits within the kit as a symbol of inner pride, and crimson pops on the sleeves and crest represent the team's fiery energy.
In 1999, the China Women's National Team was one penalty shootout away from claiming a world title.
It was perhaps one of the most famous women's football matches of all time. The moment also gave the women's team their nickname: the Steel Roses.
Twenty years later, the team arrives to the tournament this summer with one goal: to return to glory on the world's biggest stage.