The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is on the horizon, and Nike have just unveiled England’s official home and away kits for the upcoming tournament.
In line with tradition, England’s home jersey has white as the main colour. The top also features different shades of blue around the neckline and shoulder area which blend in nicely with the rest of the shirt. For the bottom half, the English complete the full kit with blue shorts and white socks.
As for the away jersey, Nike have gone with a strong, bright red for both the top and bottom of the kit, with the shirt also including a navy and sky blue in both the collar and the end of the arms.
It is clear that this year’s away kit takes inspiration from the classic jersey of the 1990 World Cup which is one of the most popular England retro shirts in recent years.
As of the 21st September both kits are up for sale on Nike’s official website, and with the nation so heavily behind the England squad after their impressive displays in the last two tournaments, it may be a good idea to purchase one soon before they are all snapped up!
The adult shirt costs £74.95, while the junior top costs £59.95.
Gareth Southgate’s men have come tantalisingly close to lifting the trophy in their last two major competitions, with only a defeat to Croatia in the semi-final of the 2018 World Cup in France, and a loss on penalties to Italy in the delayed 2020 European Championships final preventing them from doing so.
This year, English fans will be hoping the 52 year-old can go one better and be the manager responsible for finally bringing football home for the first time since 1966.
To do so, they will first have to turn around their recent run of bad form that has seen them unable to win a game in their last four attempts, and the upcoming international break is the perfect opportunity to do so.
England will still be favourites to win their group, which includes USA, Wales and Iran, and the whole country will be hoping that their side will be sporting one of their beautiful new Nike kits whilst lifting the trophy on December 18th.