It may not feel like it, but UEFA Euro 2020 (or rather 2021) is right around the corner.
We all want to be in beer gardens or having a BBQ throughout the summer tournament but even if that doesn’t come to fruition, it’s just nice to know there’s an international extravaganza to look forward to – we hope.
Between all 24 teams involved in the Euros there are going to be some electric kits on display. So, we thought it’d be worth picking out some of the very best as the countdown to kickoff continues.
England – Home
The red number on this one really does change the game.
This 90s throwback works with the VaporKnit technology with the crest itself being inspired by the old school Three Lions. All in all, it’s a lovely little throwback that could very well end up being a modern classic.
Portugal – Away
When you’re the reigning European champions, you’ve got to look the part.
This black, red and dark teal striped away kit really is stunning. It’s a common scheme for the Portuguese to go with but between the pattern and the v-neck, it’s actually quite a unique twist that we’re all probably used to.
Netherlands – Home
The Oranje are back in the big time and they’ve looked more like themselves in recent times.
The classic orange and black is to be expected here but we’re also big fans of that front number positioning. Nike have gone out of their way to add a sharpness to the kit with the front and back offering some subtle-but-lovely geometric goodness.
France – Home
Les Bleus are world champions, but they’ll be no less inspired when it comes to conquering the continent.
From the VaporKnit tech to the Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité graphic, this is all about comfort and pride. The red chest across the front also signals brotherhood, providing a nice throwback to the 80s and 90s for a French team attempting to make history once again.
Italy – Home
The Italians have qualified and all feels right with the world.
There’s a fascinating pattern that showcases the mosaics and architecture of the Renaissance period that we absolutely adore. There’s a heavy navy element to it, but the golden Puma is a lovely little break in that.
Have we saved the best until last? Quite possibly.
Just look at it; the regal badge, the classy off-white design, the subtle trim. My word.
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