England new football kit revealed: A roll back to France 1998 World Cup design

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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 shirt worn by the players will have to fork out a whopping £99.95.

An extra £59.95 will have to be spent on the shorts to complete the look with the socks not yet available to buy. Should fans want to have their favourite player’s name and number printed on the shirt they will pay £114.95 for the privilege.

England captain Harry Kane pictured wearing the shirt the Three Lions will wear next summer
England captain Harry Kane pictured wearing the shirt the Three Lions will wear next summer

England will wear the strip at next summer’s tournament after Euro 2020 was delayed due to coronavirus.

The competition is still scheduled to take place around Europe next year between June 11 and July 11 with the final being held at Wembley.

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 22 years ago and the new one.

‘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
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.

‘We’re united in our goal of representing our fans far and wide. This collection captures that feeling of togetherness we hold so dearly.’

See more images below…

Jadon Sancho sports the home kit that features a round collar with the England badge below
Jadon Sancho sports the home kit that features a round collar with the England badge below
Raheem Sterling shows off the away kit which is all blue stripes with red down the side
Raheem Sterling shows off the away kit which is all blue stripes with red down the side

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