The new leaked England away kit is a classy black and gold affair. Although football fans around the world have grown accustomed to a succession of "new" kits being leaked online, England supporters will be pretty pleased about the most recent away kit doing the rounds.
As reported by Eurosport, should the new strip be 100% real, it would be a pretty classy affair indeed.
Pictures of the eventual black and gold Red Lions shirt emerged on social media last night, alongside the catchy slogan 'Green and pleasant land'.
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Although it would seem that people are still deliberating over who should start in England's European Championship against Lithuania this Friday, there has been pretty unanimous approval of the new kit with Twitter users writing:
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So, whilst it is currently impossible to verify if the new strip is genuine, should it be confirmed that the new shirt will be worn by Wayne Rooney and co. it would certainly prove a huge hit with the England fans.
If nothing else the new strip would certainly be revolutionary. The Red Lions traditionally wear, *surprise surprise* a red away kit, although there have been variations over the years with navy a recurring colour. However, a black strip has never been worn by the national team.
Taking styling tips from the Mannschaft
It would also appear that the styling team behind this most recent leaked photo have taken tips from Germany's own away jersey. Indeed, the similarities between the leaked photograph and Germany's World Cup 2014 away kit cannot be missed and if the Red Lions are to have any chance of winning the European Championship in 2016, they are going to have to stack all the odds in their favour.
Nike reveal new France away strip
'Les Blues' fans can also be reassured in the knowledge that sports brand Nike have done a pretty good job designing their team's new away kit. As relayed by the official Nike website, the new away strip is said to embody the team's "elegance and creativity".
As published on their website, the kit does not break away from inherent French tradition:
"The French Football Federation will play in a new away kit subtly infused with their inherent national pride and renowned style and elegance."
The French boast a unique allure, and always seek to play with elegance and unpredictable creativity.
"The new away shirt is white and features an understated drop needle tonal series of marinière stripes on the body and sleeves.
"The marinière is a classic and celebrated French design first worn by the French Navy before being famously adopted by many of France’s leading fashion houses and designers."
French supporters take note, the new away kit will be available in stores and at nike.com starting March 24.
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