England and the FA produced a retro-style black shirt design that took inspiration from the 1990 gang ahead of this summer’s European Championships
England have released a retro-styled black kit that is inspired by the stripe worn by the Three Lions at the 1990 World Cup.
The nation watched the squad under Sir Bobby Robson reach the semi-finals in Italy.
Paul Gascoigne and his colleagues were denied penalties by the Germans in what would become an all too familiar feeling for England fans.
England donned the classic white kit and Score Draw – officially licensed by the FA to produce a range of popular retro kits – came up with a new Black Out shirt to celebrate the design.
Three decades ago, the Three Lions had their best performance in a major tournament since their success in 1966.
David Platt’s last-minute goal against Belgium in the quarter-finals remains an iconic moment.
Gazza, then 23, looked like he could propel England to glory, but his yellow card in the semi-final produced tears in a moment that resonated with many.
Now Gareth Southgate’s squad are gearing up for the delayed European Championships this summer and the optimism is high.
Several of the stars slated to feature in June and July were pictured wearing the retro black top.
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Raheem Sterling and Dominic Calvert-Lewin got caught with the gang while Jesse Lingard wears red.
England will play all three of their Euro 2020 group matches under the Wembley name.
They begin their campaign against Croatia on June 13. They will then face their former Scottish rivals five days later before playing against the Czech Republic on June 22.
The Three Lions are among the favorites to win the tournament after reaching the World Cup semi-finals in Russia three years ago.
Southgate’s side will face fierce competition with glory-hungry France, Belgium and Portugal.