Euro 2020 kits: England, France, Portugal & what all the teams will wear at the European Championship

Euro 2020  (now taking place in 2021) will feature the top international sides from across Europe and they will all be wearing unique attire at the tournament.

Football kits are generally updated every season and, when it comes to international football, almost inevitably before each major competition.

Goal takes a look at what the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kevin De Bruyne, Harry Kane and more will be wearing at this summer’s European Championship.

Check back for regular updates as we get them!

Puma is the manufacturer of Austria’s kit for Euro 2020 and it has received a number of outings already. Red on the torso with white sleeves and a round collar, the jersey is imbued with a classic Alpine design graphic, which is inspired by the Vienna Secession art nouveau style.

The Austria away kit was unveiled by Puma in November 2019, featuring a sleek black and teal design with a feather pattern. The OFBcrest appears on the left side, with thegraphic and colours inspired, like the home kit,byAustria’s art nouveau style from the 19th and 20th century.

Belgium’s home kit, made by Adidas, features a bold brushstroke graphic that forms the letter “B” on the front.The Belgian flag makes up the red, yellow and black colourway, with yellow hints also across the cuffs and collar.

Belgium’s away kit is agrey-white number but with red and black embellishments.Adidas’ trademark three stripes (in red) adornthe shoulders.

The latest Croatia home jersey incorporates the nation’s classic red and white checkers, with the back of the jersey a solid white colour.

“Croatia is always a really inspiring federation for Nike because of the power of their identity,” said VP of Nike Scott Munson. “The new 2020 home kit is true to Croatian football heritage, while the away is another very cool interpretation of Croatian design for the players and supporters.”

Croatia’s Nike away kit incorporates the classic checkers but in a monochrome colour.

The Lipa tree is incorporated into the design of the Czech Republic home kit, which is made by Puma. The jersey is traditional red with a hint of blue on the collars and neckline, with white for the Puma logo and badge.

Puma’s Czech Republic away kits are in the extremely eye-catching (and unconventional) colour of lime green, miles away from their home kit whichincorporates their signature red, blue and white colours.

“The new jerseys look bold, ambitious, fresh and ferocious – which are exactly the attributes that fit the current Czech team, which has undergone a generational change in recent years. Therefore, I believe that this seemingly unexpected connection will work,” said Martin Malik, Chairman of the Football Association of the Czech Republic.

The Denmark home kit is particularly intriguing as long-time partners Hummel have included a soundwave pattern on the body of the jersey as well as on the inside of the collar. The soundwave? It is that which was generated by the fans singing the Danish national anthem.

The classic Hummel chevrons feature on the shoulders – red on white – and there is an addition of a slight hint of blue this time.

The Denmark away kit also features the soundwave of the fans singing the Danish national anthem, but it is somewhat more subtle given that the jersey itself is silvery white. Red chevrons shoot down the arm with a red trim wrapping the sleeve.

England’s home jersey is a classic, simple and sleek design, with a white base and a blue crew neck. Both the collar and stripes are emblazoned with the “community of lions” graphic, alongside the England crest and the signature Nike Swoosh logo.

England’s away kit is a bold solid blue colour for both the shirt and shorts. The collar is a nod to the classic jerseys of the ’90s, and the button boasts the words: “We are Lions/We areEngland”. The blue of the shirt is complemented with red stripes on the sides.

Finland’s kits for Euro 2020 will be made by Nike and the home edition is heavily inspired by the Finnish flag,situated on a white background andgoing from royal blue to dark blue. A golden Nike Swoosh sits in the middle of the Finnish cross.

Rather than go for a straight opposite of the home kit, Finland’s away top is two shades of blue and has a different collar, featuring a polo-style neck with buttons.

France’s new Nike home strip includes a striking red horizontal stroke that is a throwback to the 1998 World Cup-winning side, set against their traditional navy-blue colours.

“I think two years ago (during World Cup 2018) we brought the country together, just like back in 1998,” Kylian Mbappe said. “Now we will wear a red stripe on our shirt just like they did. That was a great team, which created a legacy. Now is the time for us to keep striving to be the best and create one of our own.”

Both the home and away shorts will includethe motto “Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite” inside the shirt.

Compared to France’s retro look for their home shirt, their away number is a much simpler and more sleek design in just all-white.

“With the away, the ‘flight white’ look really resonated with the players, and while numerous countries share the red, white and blue palette, only France will don white on white in Nike’s 2020 federation kits,” says VP of Nike Scott Munson.

Germany’s home shirt recalls the signature white body with black horizontal stripes, with this Adidas edition incorporating the country’s flag as stripes on the shirt cuffs.

Germany’s away strip was announcedin March 2021, a year after the original release date, and is stylistically a foil to the team’s home strip. The away kit isa sleek black “stealth” number, with the three stripes on the shoulder a matching dark grey.

Hungary’s home strip pays tribute to the Danube, Europe’s second longest river. It incorporates the traditional colours of red as a base along with white and green accents, and you can see the pattern of the Danube imprinted on the front of the shirt.

Hungary’s away kit will also incorporate the colours of the flag, but in the inverse order of their home kit. The away number will be mostly white, with red accents on the shoulders and a green tint elsewhere.

Italy’s collection of Puma jerseys are a tribute to the country’s rich art, architectureand culture, especially from the Renaissance era. All their kits feature an intricate pattern, with the home kit a distinguished dark blue shade. The shirts will reinterpret the “luxurious Renaissance patterns into modern geometric graphic,” in order to celebratethe country’s influence on world culture and football.

Italy’s away number, made by Puma, pays tribute to the country’s iconic Renaissance period with an ornate, detailed and classic print on the front. It is predominantly white with dark blue accents.

The Netherlands’ Nike home kit is a modern spin on their traditional orange and black colours, their shirt predominantly orange with a black collar and logo. The home shirt also incorporates a sophisticated lion print on both the front and back.

The Netherlands’ Nike away kit is the inverse of the home kit, chiefly black but with striking, eye-catching orange accents all over. However, as with Nike’s other designs, the away jersey collar is a button-up number.

Having worn the same Jako kit from 2017 up until as recently asMarch 2021, North Macedonia will have an all-new look for Euro 2020. German sportswear manufacturers Jako are still the team’s supplier and the home kit will be maroon, meaning they are going for a darker shade of red. An image of a lynx – the Balkan lynx being a national symbol – is overlaidthe body of the jersey.

The North Macedonia away kit is the same basic design as the home kit, with a white and yellow colourway. The Balkan lynx motif remains on the jersey, with Jako indicating that it is intended to boost conservation efforts, with the animal considered endangered. A third, alternate jersey is black with orange.

Poland’s Nike home kit has been inspired by the red and white colours of their official flag, mainly white and with all the trimmings in red. It also honours the Poland team from the “Golden Era” of the 1970s and 1980s.

“When you look back through Polish football history, there is a lot of inspiration to be found,” said Nike’s Scott Munson. “Moving the eagle to the centre is a way to tap into that rich heritage.”

Poland’s away Nike kit is the opposite of their mainly white home kit, with a solid red base and white frills.

“It’s amazing to see the badge back in the middle of the shirts,” saidmidfielder Sebastian Szymanski.

“It makes you think of those great teams and players from the past and that will definitely inspire us. I also love all the special little touches on both the home and the away and I think the fans will too.”

Portugal’s Nike home kit, in which they will be defending their 2016 title, features a polished design – the home strip pairing a ruby-red shirt with emerald-green shorts. This is the first Portugal ensemble that features green shorts since 2004.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes et al will be playing in a Nike away kit which is a reference to the iconic away shirt they frequently wore during the 2016 tournament – the last edition, which they won in France.

Russia’s home kit, made by Adidas, went through a brief redesign following its first release when the blue, red and white sleeves were criticised as they bore some resemblance tothe Serbian flag. Adidas’ new home kit for the Russian side is now devoid of the blue rings on the sleeves, after the public outcry.

The Russia Adidas away kit integrates the flag colours of red, white and blue in stripes across the chest and sleeves, atop a white backdrop.

Scotland’s home jersey pattern, made by Adidas, is similar to the Hungary shirt– but with the country’s signature dark blue serving as the main colour palette, with red and white finishes.

Scotland’s away number is faintly reminiscentof the signature light-blue shade of the traditional Argentina home kit, but also adds a dark blue collar and graphic pattern.

The Slovakia home kit, made by Nike,is somewhat more elaborate than the away effort, featuring a deep patterned blue design.

Slovakia’s kits for Euro 2020 will be made by Nike and the away kit is a simple white background with blue trim.

Spain’s home kit, in their signature red, features an interesting grid design with yellow embellishments. The pixelated shirt incorporates several different shades of red into a geometric design, finished off with gold stripes.

Spain’s Adidas away kit is mainly white but with red and gold cuffs, reminiscent of their 2018 away jersey.

Sweden’s home shirt, manufactured by Adidas, is yellow with blue stripes on the shoulders and cuffs. It is an obvious nod to the country’s flag, with ‘Sverige’ written on the back.

Sweden’s away shirt made by Adidas is a classic, silky number, a dominant navy blue adorned with subtle thin yellow vertical stripes.

The Switzerland kits will be made by Puma and the home kit features a two-tone red design, with a darker red on the shoulders contrasting with the traditional colour of the flag. As well as the Swiss football logo, the nation’s flag and the Puma logo feature across the chest.

Puma released Switzerland’s away kit in November, featuring a white base with a red collar trim. It also features pink, purple, maroon and green stripes in the middle – symbolising the country’s four languages (German, French, Italian and Rhaeto-Romanic).

Turkey’s Nike home kit is white with a bold red stripe across the front with the star and crescent. The words“Turkiyem,” or “My Turkey” are printed inside the shirt as an inner pride feature.

“We wanted to capture the incredible passion for football in Turkey with a special design, so we boosted the size of the crescent and star to make them the focal point of the kits,” Nike’s Scott Munson said.

Turkey’s away kit also features the red band across the chest, but with the rest of the shirt in an arresting similar red shade. The strip will be all-red, with matching crimson shorts and socks.

Ukraine continue to partner Spanish sportswear manufacturer Joma for their official kits and they will wear a classic look at Euro 2020, with a mainly yellow jersey featuring light blue flourishes. There are some subtle designs on the surface of the jersey.

The Ukraine away kit is the inverse of the home kit, with light blue being the main base colour complemented by splashes of yellow. The underlying design on the fabric is more noticeable on the away kit.

Gareth Bale and Co will wear a red Adidas kit as their home strip for the Euros, with the colours inspired by the famous sigil of 15th century Welsh revolutionary Owain Glyndwr.

Wales’ banana yellow and olive green away kit is also inspired by theCondivo 20, complete with the sharp v-neck collar.

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