We are just over a week away from knowing the full line-up of teams that will participate at Euro 2016 next summer. Today began the build up with adidas releasing a first set of new home kits that will be worn by some of those teams.
There is the already qualified teams that include Germany, Belgium and Northern Ireland. Then there is Bosnia, Sweden and Denmark – who will all sport their new kits in playoff games this week. But the action doesn’t stop here. Along with these, we expect to see the away kits for each playoff team released by Friday. So, there is plenty more to jersey action still to follow!
If you are looking for any of these kits, they are available and you can see more of them at soccer.com.
“Die Mannschaft“ will look to capture the EURO title at the tournament in France in a classic black and white look. A white jersey combines with black shorts and black socks to create a timeless outfit which fans of all generations associate with the national team. The front of the jersey shows a “success bar code” graphic which represents the titles and successes at previous World and European Championships. On the sleeves, the years of these famous victories are shown.
The first kit of the Belgian national team is inspired by the Belgian tricolor. The jersey’s main color is red, has a black color block on the chest and the vibrant yellow details gives the kit a fresh, techy look. In the collar of the jersey we find the Belgian flag. The black shorts also have the vibrant yellow stripes on the sides like the jersey, that even run through on the ‘Belgian’ socks where we also find ‘Belgium’ on it.
The new national team jersey is yellow and features three iconic adidas stripes in blue along the side of the body. Special for this year’s jersey is the horizontal stripes in two discretely shifting shades of yellow that run along the front of the jersey. The neck has been kept round with blue details and “SWEDEN” embroidered in the back. The classic cut and pared-down design contributes to making the national team shield stand out on the jerseys chest. A pair of blue shorts with yellow stripes along the sides and the shield on the right thigh complements the jersey together with a pair of yellow socks.
”The most special jersey you can pull over your head.” This is how Pierre Emile Højbjerg describes the Danish national team jersey that will be launched in a new version before the vital game against the Swedes. The jersey comes in a classical design with two red tones on the front that with a subtle reference to the golden age of Danish football in the 80’s. For the first time the classic three stripes are positioned on the side of the jersey and not on the shoulders. The national team jersey has climacool for ventilation, a woven DBU logo on the right chest and the Danish flag and slogan ’A Part of Something Larger’ in the neck. The shorts are red or white dependent on the opponent and the socks are red.
The bold blue and yellow coloring of the new Bosnia kit is a continuation of the symbolic and traditional colors of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The home kit is equipped with climacool, which ensures proper ventilation and will help to keep players cool even during the 90 minutes of the match.