Nike has launched the new England away kit, which will debut on pitch against Germany this Wednesday 22nd March.
The kit has been launched by in an essay by Marcus Rashford for 'The Players’ Tribune', which provides a look at Marcus’ relationship with the England team and the shirt – from the first time he was given a kit, to the day he found out he would be making his England debut, to his goal against Australia, subsequent Euro 2016 disappointment, and the influence that Wayne Rooney has had throughout his footballing life.
When we were knocked out by Iceland at the Euros, it was a massive disappointment. We were all sitting around in the dressing room after the match, not sure what to think. But then Wayne gets up. And he says one thing. “Keep your head up. We’ve got a lot to fight for in the future. Look forward” But he says it to each individual person. One by one, he goes up to us and looks us in the eye. So that’s where we are now. Our heads are up and we’re fighting for the future. I know I’m young -- the whole squad is quite young -- but we want to make history in the time we’ve got. We know that when people look back on our team, it’s the trophies people are going to judge us on. Read my full story on @playerstribune or click the link in my bio.
A new, two-tone Nike strip will replace the current red version as the Three Lions chase a place at next summer's World Cup in Russia. It has been confirmed the new strip will cost the same as the kits used in France last summer and to buy the full adult kit, fans will pay £101.
Nike extended its partnership with The Football Association (FA) at the end of 2016 in a deal which will run until 2030 and worth more than £400m. The new 12-year deal, which will kick in from August 2018, will see the sportswear firm continue to design and supply apparel to all 24 England teams based at St. George’s Park.
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