England 2022 World Cup kit: Check out new Three Lions kit, full Nike kits, Qatar home and away colors

After months of leaks and speculation, the FA have officially released England’s World Cup kit for the 2022 tournament in Qatar.

Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, Phil Foden, Jude Bellingham and Jack Grealish, on the men’s side, were among the main models for the release of the kit by Nike, who also made the shirts for Portugal, France, England, Portugal. Brazil and the Netherlands, among others.

“Ready to go again,” the FA said on social media as the new models launched. “We wear the shirt with pride.”

The Sporting News brings you all the details on this year’s shirts for England at the 2022 World Cup – when the Three Lions are aiming to go one game further than their semi-final appearance in the 2018 edition .

England 2022 World Cup shirt

England 2022 home shirt

Heavy metal rock and claw marks were part of the inspiration for England’s new home shirt, according to the FA.

Nike’s design was apparently influenced by the “bold and energetic spirit” of the England team, as well as their unity and willingness to express themselves on and off the pitch.

There is a distorted graphic of the Three Lions on the shoulders accompanied by angles and lines intended to reproduce the footprint of a lion. The colors are a predominant ‘Blue Void’ and a more subtle ‘Blue Fury’ tone, as well as the traditional white.

The unusual fonts on the back of the shirts are said to be “industrial” and influenced by “heavy metal rock bands all over England”.

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Many fans immediately compared the shirts to looks adopted by England between 1990 and 1996, with the promotional text acknowledging the last four years of that period.

Chelsea right-back Reece James, Manchester City defenders John Stones and Kyle Walker and Roma striker Tammy Abraham are three of the players who wear the design during the photo shoot for the kit, which is accompanied by blue shorts and white socks with both shades of blue. of the shirt in their center.

England 2022 Away Shirt

Blue Void and Blue Fury again feature on the trim of England’s away kit, which is described as having ‘youthful and vibrant color stripes’ and is predominantly ‘Challenge Red’.

A knitted Three Lions graphic sits on the underside of a collar paying homage to “the classic elegance of English fashion”.

The kit, which has red shorts and socks, is again beholden to the early 1990s – a clever marketing idea, given the enduring popularity of English shirts from that era, if only out of nostalgia.

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, West Ham captain Declan Rice and Newcastle United defender Kieran Trippier are among the players seen modeling the kit.

Other England World Cup Apparel

A dark blue pre-match top with red swirls and training tops and short-sleeved shirts have also been produced for England’s campaign in Qatar, which begins against Iran on November 21 and continues with group stage matches against the United States and Wales.

The goalkeeper shirt worn by Aaron Ramsdale and Jordan Pickford is a more solid black color with the Three Lions crest on the upper left chest and the Nike logo on the right.

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The new shirts will be worn by England for the first time in their UEFA Nations League matches in September, facing Italy first.

The match at the San Siro on September 23 is a must for England if they are to avoid finishing bottom of League A Group 3 and being relegated.

England will then host Germany the following Monday in their last scheduled game at Wembley Stadium before the World Cup.

England players will wear the “OneLove” armband on the shirt

Announcing the new shirts, England also highlighted the appearance of a multi-coloured ‘OneLove’ armband, which will be worn before and during the World Cup to promote an anti-discrimination message of inclusion.

The idea was created by the Netherlands, who will join England, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Wales as qualifying teams participating in the campaign.

England captain Harry Kane will first wear the armband against Italy in the Nations League.

“It’s even more relevant at a time when division is common in society,” Kane said of the cause. “Wearing the armband together on behalf of our teams will send a clear message when the world is watching.”

The England squad have been repeatedly asked about human rights issues in Qatar, where same-sex activity is a criminal offence, raising concerns about the well-being of LGBTQ+ fans at the tournament. Organizations such as Amnesty International have also long pushed for better protections for migrant workers employed on World Cup construction sites.

The FA said in the announcement that “progress has been made in Qatar”, but called for compensation for “any injury or death related to any construction project”.

Migrant workers will be invited to meet players at England’s Al Wakrah training base, the FA said, adding: “We support the concept of a center for migrant workers and have been lobbying FIFA for an upgrade. urgent update on progress.”

Charles P. Patton