England World Cup 2014 Nike Home Football Shirt

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This is the new England Home football shirt and kit, by Nike, to be worn in the 2014 World Cup Finals in Brazil this coming summer which is available here.
 
The shirt is in white with a pin-stripe effect and shiny satin strips on each shoulder, also featuring an original cut-off overlapping V-neck collar and a crest with a satin sheen which brightens under UV light.
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The shorts are in white - an occasional England tradition - also carry the satin strips along the side and are slimmer cut than previous versions.  The socks complete the all-white look.
 
The desired effect is to recall the famous England team - iconically in all white - who carried high hopes at Mexico 70, eventually being knocked out, after seemingly cruising, against West Germany.  There is also a reference to English knights and Saint George's armour in the glossy elements, though this may be construed as a controversial nod to the Crusades, in the context of England looking to conquer the world in a challenge abroad.
 
Like most Nike releases, the kit features DRI-fit technology, laser-cut ventilation and wicking properties to keep the players cool, dry and comfortable, and the kit is largely made from polyester from recycled plastic bottles.
 
England star player Wayne Rooney, on sampling both the Home kit and the Away, commented: "I'm always proud to put on the England kit and with these ones it'll be no different."
 
 
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Money
+33 # Money 2014-03-31 10:51
Well, you can't do much with an England kit. Still, the 2012 kit was superb, but then again that one was from Umbro...
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Colin Peppiatt
+2 # Colin Peppiatt 2014-03-31 11:03
A nice warm-up shirt
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rayh
+16 # rayh 2014-03-31 11:18
Not bad,but why no red names and numbers? Is tradition gone forever?
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rawr
-9 # rawr 2014-03-31 14:19
England used Red Font & Numbers only in 2010 & 2012. otherwise, it's shades of blue.
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rayh
+15 # rayh 2014-03-31 17:35
Yeah recently you're correct. But going back pre 1996 they had red numbers since maybe the 1950s.
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TangoMundial
+10 # TangoMundial 2014-03-31 19:13
Quoting rawr:
England used Red Font & Numbers only in 2010 & 2012. otherwise, it's shades of blue.


Do your history. England have always had red numbers EXCEPT the last few years. Shame Nike didn't put that right with is this one, would've been a nice update of the classic 1970 strip.
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Not a Royal
-2 # Not a Royal 2014-04-01 13:15
That does seem odd considering the references to 1970
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Sunny*
-25 # Sunny* 2014-03-31 11:20
:eek: Nike were doing so well, now bring back white shorts and lighter blue trim, Umbro started that shit, [censored] off Umbro, I'm not happy!
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tom bola
+30 # tom bola 2014-03-31 11:56
Quoting Sunny*:
:eek: Nike were doing so well, now bring back white shorts and lighter blue trim, Umbro started that shit, [censored] off Umbro, I'm not happy!

Yep Nike have upset you so blame Umbro.Masterful logic!
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sly
+16 # sly 2014-03-31 11:42
Would be perfect with classic dark blue shorts. FIFA and their regulations will deprive national teams of their traditional looks and make this tournement soulless.
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meh
+2 # meh 2014-04-01 03:38
Portugal has white top/ blue shorts for away. May be the FA's decision and not FIFA
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lovefootball
+5 # lovefootball 2014-04-01 23:07
Quoting sly:
Would be perfect with classic dark blue shorts. FIFA and their regulations will deprive national teams of their traditional looks and make this tournement soulless.


FIFA and their regulations don't stop teams looking good, the kit makers do that! Before too long Nike and all the other sports makers will realise that even though plain kits can look great it's been done, Umbro did it 5 years ago. So, stop giving us the same old kit stories every bloody year; drys fast, cools quick, lightweight, inspired by tradition. Come on, time a different approach and I don't mean what Warrior have done with Liverpool's Away kit, they're not different - they're simply sh!t
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zchkhaidze
+4 # zchkhaidze 2014-03-31 11:42
On white shirt white star is very strange, at least it should be same color as swoosh.
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tom bola
+13 # tom bola 2014-03-31 11:42
Two kits in and Nike lose the plot.
This is just the 2010 kit rehashed ,with a top that looks like a thermal t-shirt.
Same applies to the away kit.
The badge is too big and the nike logo looks out of proportion too. can anybody design a decent England kit?I'm beginning to think not.
The one redeeming part is the numbers which look more modern than is usually the case with England. Other than that,poor.
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TangoMundial
+4 # TangoMundial 2014-03-31 19:19
Quoting tom bola:
Two kits in and Nike lose the plot.
This is just the 2010 kit rehashed ,with a top that looks like a thermal t-shirt.
Same applies to the away kit.
The badge is too big and the nike logo looks out of proportion too. can anybody design a decent England kit?I'm beginning to think not.
The one redeeming part is the numbers which look more modern than is usually the case with England. Other than that,poor.


There's no such thing as a 'too big badge' (and if there was this would in no way be it). Your badge is what you are, far too many on modern kits are too small as not to draw attention away from the sacred sponsor's logo
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tom bola
-4 # tom bola 2014-03-31 11:52
Memo to FSC: the clocks went forward an hour on Saturday night!
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yorkshireimp
+11 # yorkshireimp 2014-03-31 11:52
Can't think that many people will be paying £60 for this shirt. I will be laughing at all the anti Umbro people who hated the "Tailored By" designs from 2009 onwards trying to defend this over priced Netherlands template.
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tom bola
+8 # tom bola 2014-03-31 12:10
Quoting yorkshireimp:
Can't think that many people will be paying £60 for this shirt. I will be laughing at all the anti Umbro people who hated the "Tailored By" designs from 2009 onwards trying to defend this over priced Netherlands template.

I agree. I didn't like the tailored kits either but it will be interesting to see what Umbro do with Everton,I've got a feeling they are going to surprise us all,in a good way.
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DAZZA
+4 # DAZZA 2014-03-31 11:59
Rooney is missing his long johns (thermal leggings) then we have the complete kit
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miken
+5 # miken 2014-03-31 12:25
Boring,so similair to the 2010-11 kit,thought you couldn't get less inspired than the first nike shirt,i was wrong.The away just looks like the last red umbro shirt to.That's another £90 saved then.
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loop
+9 # loop 2014-03-31 12:45
Nike are simply unredeemable... Everything they churn out looks so cheap, it is almost absurd.
Now also England have turned into a bunch of comic-strip cartoons (there is also the Narnia lion in the background...)
How unimaginative and American is that stylisation of St. George' s corss on the inside of the collar? Where is the detail, the distinction that should give it character? An all white affair is the real challenge for a kit designer and once again they have shown their limits. And seen live it will look even worse, like another cheap supermarket t-shirt, as alwys happens with their items.
Perfectly agree with yorkshireimp, no more distinction for England, the FA should be ashamed as Nike for cancelling the original agreement/contract with Umbro..
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Mr.Magoo
+4 # Mr.Magoo 2014-03-31 13:59
So we had the shirt for the Euro 2012 qualifiers which was then replaced just before the tournament. Now the same with the 1st nike one. Stop releasing kits that don't get used in tournaments! Good job I didn't buy the 1st nike ones. How long did we even have them for? How many games did we play in them?
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yorkshireimp
+4 # yorkshireimp 2014-03-31 15:35
Quoting Mr.Magoo:
So we had the shirt for the Euro 2012 qualifiers which was then replaced just before the tournament. Now the same with the 1st nike one. Stop releasing kits that don't get used in tournaments! Good job I didn't buy the 1st nike ones. How long did we even have them for? How many games did we play in them?

3 home shirts in 3 years with Umbro when owned by Nike, so effectively 5 shirts from Nike in 6 years. No wonder they need to get the money back to pay for the kit deal with FA.
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gomes
+4 # gomes 2014-03-31 17:08
I personally prefer last years home shirt
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theprisoner
+5 # theprisoner 2014-03-31 17:45
Awful, god awful.
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Phi
0 # Phi 2014-03-31 18:01
Umbro did a better job, but they're quite okay with the fine lines. Could have been worse!
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Shuelin
+3 # Shuelin 2014-03-31 18:44
Do they not make it in long sleeve anymore?
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chelsea4ever
+1 # chelsea4ever 2014-04-03 10:43
I've noticed Nike doesn't make long sleeve. Very odd
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nuggibob
+2 # nuggibob 2014-03-31 18:55
It is a smart looking shirt but disgracefully priced.
The stadium shirt is too expensive at £60 and £90 for the stadium shirt is shocking. I think I will wait for the going home early shirt at £30 before I purchase a replica.
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Marold
+16 # Marold 2014-03-31 19:10
The shorts must be dark blue!!! :-|
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Dunstahorn
+4 # Dunstahorn 2014-03-31 20:43
"...a controversial nod to the Crusades." Who writes ridiculous crap like that?
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Gram
0 # Gram 2014-03-31 20:48
The shield should have a blue border, especially on the white shirt.
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S.g.a.
-1 # S.g.a. 2014-03-31 21:17
Think it is a lo of money just for the world cup. :-?
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Leonaldo
+2 # Leonaldo 2014-03-31 22:08
Would make a superb Leeds United kit! MOT!
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LFC92
+6 # LFC92 2014-03-31 22:35
Man the Nike design team must have spent hours thinking this one up.... :zzz
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nubbin
+1 # nubbin 2014-03-31 22:57
Nike is going to release ROYAL BLUE Alternate shorts with a white side stripe for England.
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GerdMuller
+22 # GerdMuller 2014-03-31 23:21
Guys I'm not English, but German but here is my 2 cents input... If you don't like this kit, just don't buy it... Stick and with your old umbro jersey, wear it with pride and save some money. England should be wearing a shirt from an English brand...
I'd never buy a German kit with a swoosh on it, knowing that we have some German brands who can do the same (or better) job!
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Paul82
-8 # Paul82 2014-04-01 17:31
good to see a german with national pride, that's always worked out well
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TheRiseOfTaj
0 # TheRiseOfTaj 2014-04-01 00:01
It really irks me to hear news of "fan outrage" over the price of these new kits, to the point where its making BBC, Daily Mail, etc. headlines because of consumers who jump to conclusions.

Until now, Nike has only released REPLICA versions of the kits of the teams they sponsor, which are in the 50-60 pound price range.

Now, Nike have released the game worn, AUTHENTIC kits for 90 pounds and Twitter goes berzerk with dim witted fools who think they have to pay 90 bucks for a REPLICA kit, like Joey Barton and parents who don't bother to educate themselves.

On the kit, a bit too simple, but that might be a good thing, but where the hell are the long sleeved ones for sale?
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yorkshireimp
+4 # yorkshireimp 2014-04-01 07:14
It is genuine outrage at the £60 shirts. Being involved with a club who has Nike as a partner after being with Umbro previously; we have been dismayed with high prices and poor quality of the kits.
I'm sure the shirts will be £30 (their true value) in Sports Direct in August after another poor WC performance.
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Ecosse
+2 # Ecosse 2014-04-02 23:32
Quoting TheRiseOfTaj:
It really irks me to hear news of "fan outrage" over the price of these new kits, to the point where its making BBC, Daily Mail, etc. headlines because of consumers who jump to conclusions.

Until now, Nike has only released REPLICA versions of the kits of the teams they sponsor, which are in the 50-60 pound price range.

Now, Nike have released the game worn, AUTHENTIC kits for 90 pounds and Twitter goes berzerk with dim witted fools who think they have to pay 90 bucks for a REPLICA kit, like Joey Barton and parents who don't bother to educate themselves.

On the kit, a bit too simple, but that might be a good thing, but where the hell are the long sleeved ones for sale?


It "irks" me that any manufacturer should charge anything more than £35 for what is essentially a t-shirt for playing football in. Whether it's an "authentic" or "replica" shirt or not. Don't be fooled by that garb anyway, players wear the same product that's sold in the shops most of the time.

FIFA have been very good at dictating stupid rules for the kits that are to be worn at the World Cup. They should really be looking at why Nike. adidas etc feel the need to charge as much for something they pay little to make and why the clubs and associations allow them to. And also, they should be making clubs and associations stick to the 2 year rule for bringing out new kits.
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Gerysty
0 # Gerysty 2014-04-01 02:48
I expect better from Nike
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pompeysquirrel
+9 # pompeysquirrel 2014-04-01 09:16
I'm pleased that they have a kit similar to Mexico '70 as it will be so humid but yet again another a t-shirt with a badge on it. I refuse to buy Nike. I'd almost rather see England wear Adidas than this. Bring back Umbro for the national team!!!
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Not a Royal
+4 # Not a Royal 2014-04-01 13:17
The new trend for separate 'authentic' and 'replica' shirts is disturbing... Nike obviously spotting an opportunity in the US sports
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Edu
+5 # Edu 2014-04-01 18:26
I miss red numbers and navy shorts. Damn new fashion of plain colour national teams...
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Personel Jesus
-3 # Personel Jesus 2014-04-01 20:43
Side by Side with the USA kit these are the same except for the collar.
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Three Lions
+10 # Three Lions 2014-04-02 02:15
Massively underwhelming. I'm not against simple kits, but it just looks cheap. Especially the collar and crest. Would have been great to see the crest as defined as the Holland kit. Maybe there's more to it close up, but based on the pictures above I'm not impressed. It doesn't have half the class that the Umbro kits had, and doesn't seem to have had the same focus by Nike as teams such as France.
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365jersey.net
-2 # 365jersey.net 2014-04-02 12:56
good jersey!
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spazie
+2 # spazie 2014-04-02 13:22
no thanks nike, i'll be going to brazil rocking my umbros
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BonerBoy
+1 # BonerBoy 2014-04-02 17:28
Look! A plain white t-shirt with an England shield! I think this :zzz :zzz :zzz
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chelsea4ever
-5 # chelsea4ever 2014-04-03 10:38
I like it. The blue numbers look better than red numbers
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Ben Alexander
+1 # Ben Alexander 2014-04-04 11:48
No mention of the stupid pirce.

It's nice enough but how can you f-up a plain white kit!

I think the names and numbers should have been red and some other red accents
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william gale
-2 # william gale 2014-04-04 15:04
ok :-|
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HC
+3 # HC 2014-04-07 01:34
Can't really fault the home or away if i'm honest. Both look clean.
Yes they are both simple but there's very little you can do with a predominantly white or red shirt. Although they did forget to use red numbers.

The main issue is the fact they're releasing a new shirt every year and demanding £60+ for it.
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HC
+6 # HC 2014-04-07 01:42
...forgot to say that i'm not a fan of FIFA ruining countries traditional colours by demanding that they wear single coloured kit.
We should just turn up wearing blue shorts anyway.
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N HUD
-1 # N HUD 2014-04-12 05:51
Not great to be fair by Nike! Wish we could have had both Portugal's kits as both there red home shirt and white away are ten times better than these! Also would have looked so much better with blue shorts!
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miken
+2 # miken 2014-04-16 22:03
Bring back Admiral,look what they've done with the Gibraltar shirts,quality.This one?£10.99 in chav direct come December.
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Richman
+1 # Richman 2014-04-19 21:22
Abysmal.
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Mike in Thai.
0 # Mike in Thai. 2014-04-23 06:30
Don't know what all the fuss is about. The kit will be obsolete before the final stages???
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Ham
+2 # Ham 2014-05-21 09:47
Went to buy this kit for my 6 year old son and it looked so cheap, weak coloured in the shop, virtually identical to a thermal vest from M&S, so I bought a Brazil home one instead for £35. Brazil & France have classy nike kits so why not us. Ps. England wear BLUE SHORTS and have RED NUMBERS. Look at 1990 (umbro) & 1982 (admiral) for best England kits and follow nike ffs!!!! Bet they don't sell many
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