Women’s Euros 2022: England women unveil new home and ‘away’ kits for home tournament | Soccer News
The women of England have unveiled their new home and ‘away’ shirts for the upcoming Women’s Euros 2022, with the women of Northern Ireland also sporting a new home shirt.
The tournament – which kicks off on July 6 at Old Trafford as England take on Austria – will see the Lionesses wear two new kits as they look to make it all the way to the Wembley final.
Northern Ireland, Sweden, France and the Netherlands are among the other teams to release their new Euro shirts.
England will wear an all-white home kit, made by Nike, with the shirt pattern using a bespoke design to mirror the angular lines of the cut diamonds. There are also iridescent details on the crest and other features, with the kit designs to pay tribute to all the players who have helped make women’s football what it is today.
The ‘away’ kit comes in a brilliant crimson – a change from the colors traditionally used by English teams in the past. It comes with darker crimson detailing with a hoop design on the front of the shirt. Shorts and socks are also available in the same colors.
Northern Ireland will wear two specially designed kits for their first international tournament. Their adidas home kit will feature the well-known green jersey and shorts with white detailing.
There’s also a nod to kits worn in the past – with the chunky two-tone V-neck in particular a reference to the 1986 World Cup strip.
Another Nike creation, the France home kit’s distinctive designs reference neoclassical art and architecture and combine the nation’s tricolor: blue jersey, white shorts and red socks.
The France away kit 2022 is defined by the marriage of pink and white. The shirts and shorts are both white with pink trim, while the socks are pink.
The Netherlands 2022 kit, made by Nike, gives the country’s classic orange a stylish new twist – complete with black trim.
The Netherlands away kit is inspired by From Stijl, a proudly Dutch art movement. It includes a white shirt and blue shorts, with blocks of white and red dotted across the kit. The crest also comes in a striking red, with white socks.
One of the tournament favourites, Sweden, released their adidas kit in April. They’ll be wearing their traditional yellow and blue home kit – although they’ve added an interesting feature.
On the shirt there is a guide on how to stop Sweden, which will come in handy if opponents can get close enough to read it.
The shirt’s design is also inspired by the Swedish coastline, with a wavy silhouette around the neck that mirrors the shape of the country’s coastline.
Belgium have also released their home and away kits – the first time the women’s team have had bespoke kits for their team.
The Red Flames will wear a black adidas home shirt, with red and yellow trim. The kit will be complete with red shorts.
Belgium’s away kit features a golden jersey with black detailing. The shorts and socks will also come with the same colors.
Germany will wear a white adidas top, with black trim that also incorporates the national flag’s red and yellow blocks.
The away kit will be teal, which has been the Germany national team’s alternative color since the 1950s. It will also feature an abstract print on the shirt.
The Spain home kit will feature the famous red jersey, with dark blue and yellow trim. The shorts and socks will also be available in dark blue with yellow accents.
The away kit comes with a striking ice blue shirt, with the socks also matching, as well as white shorts.
Norway’s famous mountains inspire the abstract design of the country’s 2022 home kit by Nike. The design itself expresses the close connection between the Norwegian people and their landscape, and pays homage to the teamwork that drives the team.
Finland’s home and away kits pay homage to the nation’s relationship with nature and to the thousands of players who have represented Finland’s national teams.
The Nike home kit bears an identifiable blue cross, a tribute to the Finnish flag, symbolizing the country’s blue lakes and white snowdrifts.
A modern take on a classic, Denmark’s home and away kits come in the red and white colors of the Danish flag and feature subtle stripe accents on the shirt.
The Hummel kit features the ‘For Denmark’ slogan inside the collar and will be worn for the first time at this summer’s European Championships in England.
Italy will play in a shirt with an unorthodox checkerboard pattern that defines its iconic Azzuri blue against tonal blocks of hand drawn dark pinks.
The red, green and white of the Italian national flag are depicted on a thin tricolor collar, complementing the modernized Italian Football Federation (FIGC) badge – introduced in October – on the chest.
The Icelandic kit is similar to that worn by the men’s team in that it consists of a simple blue base accented by a wide band of a darker blue that runs down from the national crest, as well as a tab triangular red collar.
The main difference, however, is that the stripe is not a solid color block but rather comprised of the Liberty floral print seen in Puma’s designs for its Women’s Euros kits.
Austria’s bright red jersey has subtle hoops worked into the design which are created using wide stripes of the pink Liberty print.
A contrasting, oversized Austrian Football Association (OFB) badge completes the look with manufacturer branding also moved to the right chest to sit above the crest.
The Swiss jersey appears to be covered in a camo-style mottled pattern but on closer inspection the darker red spots are made up of the Liberty flower pattern.
A simple white V-neck provides contrast, along with the two badges always found on Swiss national team kits – those of the country’s football association and that of its national flag.
Portugal are yet to release dedicated kits for Euro 2022.
Euro 2022: everything you need to know
Group A: England, Austria, Norway, Northern Ireland
Group B: Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland
Group C: Netherlands, Sweden, Portugal, Switzerland
Group D: France, Italy, Belgium, Iceland
Group stage schedule:
Wednesday July 6
Group A: England v Austria – Kick off 8pm, Old Trafford
Thursday July 7
Group A: Norway v Northern Ireland – kick off 8pm, St Mary’s
Friday July 8
Group B: Spain v Finland – Kick off 5.00pm, Stadium MK
Group B: Germany v Denmark – Kick off 8pm, London Community Stadium
Saturday July 9
Group C: Portugal vs Switzerland – kick off 5pm, Leigh Sports Village
Group C: Netherlands v Sweden – kick off 8pm, Bramall Lane
Sunday July 10
Group D: Belgium v Iceland – Kick off 5.00pm, Manchester City Academy Stadium
Group D: France vs Italy – kick-off 8pm, New York Stadium
Monday July 11
Group A: Austria v Northern Ireland – kick off 5pm, St Mary’s
Group A: England v Norway – kick off 8pm, Brighton and Hove Community Stadium
tuesday july 12
Group B: Denmark v Finland – Kick off 5.00pm, Stadium MK
Group B: Germany v Spain – Kick off 8pm, London Community Stadium
Wednesday July 13
Group C: Sweden v Switzerland – kick off 5pm, Bramall Lane
Group C: Netherlands-Portugal – kick-off 8pm, Leigh Sports Village
Thursday July 14
Group D: Italy v Iceland – Kick off 5pm, Manchester City Academy Stadium
Group D: France vs Belgium – kick-off 8pm, New York Stadium
friday july 15
Group A: Northern Ireland v England – kick off 8pm St Mary’s
Group A: Austria v Norway – Kick off 8pm, Brighton and Hove Community Stadium
Saturday July 16
Group B: Finland v Germany – Kick-off 8pm, Stadium MK
Group B: Denmark v Spain – Kick off 8pm, London Community Stadium
Sunday July 17
Group C: Switzerland vs Netherlands – kick off 5pm, Bramall Lane
Group C: Sweden v Portugal – kick off 5pm, Leigh Sports Village
Monday July 18
Group D: Iceland vs France – kick-off 8pm, New York Stadium
Group D: Italy v Belgium – Kick off 8pm, Manchester City Academy Stadium
Wednesday July 20
Quarter-final 1: Winners Group A v Runners-up Group B – kick off 8pm, Brighton and Hove Community Stadium
Thursday July 21
Quarter-Final 2: Group B Winners v Group A Runners-up 8pm, London Community Stadium
friday july 22
Quarter-final 3: Winners Group C v Runners-up Group D – kick-off 8pm, Leigh Sports Village
Quarter-Final 4: Winners Group D v Runners-up Group C – kick-off 8pm, New York Stadium
tuesday july 26
Semi-Final 1: Quarter-Final Winners 1 v Quarter-Final Winners 3 – Kick-off 8pm, Bramall Lane
Wednesday July 27
Semi-Final 2: Winner Quarter-Final 2 v Winner Quarter-Final 4 – Kick-off 8pm, Stadium MK
Sunday July 31
Winners Semi-Final 1 v Winners Semi-Final 2 – Kick-off 5pm, Wembley