England roll back the clock to France 98 with new home kit echoing shirt worn by Michael Owen and Co in famous Argentina defeat while the new generation of young stars show off striking blue away strip… though fans will have to fork out £99.95 for it
- Nike have released the new England home and away kits for delayed Euro 2020
- The kits have taken inspiration from those worn by England at 1998 World Cup
- England fans will have to fork out a whopping £99.95 for an authentic adult shirt
- Fans used Twitter to vent frustration at the huge cost of buying the kit
England have revealed their new home and away kit for next summer’s European Championship.
The kit, designed by Nike, has taken inspiration from that which the Three Lions wore for the 1998 World Cup in France.
England supporters wanting to buy the authentic worn by the players will have to fork out a whopping £99.95.
England have revealed their new home and away kit for next year’s European Championship
The home kit features a round collar with the England badge central above the Nike logo
The away kit is all blue stripes with the collar fastened by a button with red down the side
An extra £59.95 will have to be spent on the shorts to complete the look with the socks not yet available to buy.
Those on social media were quick to point out similarities between that of the kit most recognisable from England’s World Cup defeat by Argentina and the new one which Gareth Southgate’s side will wear for the delayed Euro 2020 tournament.
‘Reminds me of this!’ one wrote, attaching a picture of Michael Owen celebrating after scoring his wonder goal against Argentina.
Social media users were quick to point out similarities with the 1998 World Cup kit
Others pointed towards the cost of the kit, adding that it is unrealistic to ask fans to pay such a high cost in a time of financial uncertainty.
One added: ‘I like them – but you price me out of getting them for my two children. I simply can’t justify that sort of money on two football tops. Pricing really needs to be reviewed and I am convinced you will sell so much more.’
‘Still in the midst of a pandemic and people are struggling financially and FA thinks it’s acceptable to bring out a new shirt,’ another wrote.
England captain Harry Kane commented on the kits, saying they both symbolise unity with the players and fans.
Kane said: ‘This team is closer than it’s ever been before — when we put on that England jersey, all club rivalries are set aside,’ says captain Harry Kane. ‘We’re united in our goal of representing our fans far and wide. This collection captures that feeling of togetherness we hold so dearly.’