England's World Cup kits leaked early with fans split over 'awful' home shirt and 'sensational' away strip
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Images of the home and away kits appeared on social media on Thursday morning, along with a number of other international strips designed by Nike.
Fans quickly took to social media to slam the home kit, which appears to be inspired by England's famous strip for the 1996 Euros.
"If that's England's new home kit... @nikefootball need 2 hold their heads in shame!! It's woeful," wrote one fan on Twitter.
Another added: "New England home kit looking like a sports direct special."
A third wrote: "The home shirt is one the worst England kits I've seen."
While another fan added: "Awful home kit. Will be iconic when we win the world cup though."
🚨 Shirt Slert 🚨— Classic Football Shirts (@classicshirts) September 15, 2022
Nike have released their kits for the upcoming World Cup!
Starting with England, the away is very similar to the 1990 away! 🏴 pic.twitter.com/7zyIx0vjxX
Fans were more satisfied with England's away kit, another throwback design inspired by the Three Lions much-loved 1990 second strip.
"Home obviously dreadful. Away looks great," wrote one fan.
Another added: "Home awful, away sensational."
Home awful, away sensational— Kevin Barry O'Neill (@KB_ONeill) September 15, 2022
The home shirt is one the worst England kits I’ve seen.— dean young (@deanoyoung81) September 15, 2022
Never seen huge a gulf between banger (away) and absolutely awful (home)— Phil (@philMcCallum) September 15, 2022
Awful home kit. Will be iconic when we win the world cup though— Chris Page (@chrisjamespage) September 15, 2022
England home shirts have been so bad for so long. When was the last decent one? South Africa 2010?— LW (@wardiesholay) September 15, 2022
The leak comes on the same day that England manager Gareth Southgate names his squad for this month's Nations League games against Italy and Germany.
It is the last opportunity for Southgate to work with his players before announcing his final squad for the World Cup, which begins on November 20.
England face Iran in their opening game of the tournament on November before taking on the United States (November 25) and Wales (November 29) in their remaining Group B games.