Fantasy Kit Friday – England Umbro v France adidas
Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final between England and France will of course be an all-Nike affair – the American company have six of the last eight, with Argentina (adidas) and Morocco (Puma) the only exceptions.
It’s the third World Cup in a row where the two countries will have been carrying the swoosh, but of course prior to that they had long-lasting relationships with Umbro in the case of England and adidas for France.
With that in mind, today’s offering is a what-if – sadly, Umbro don’t have any representation in Qatar and the England kit is based on the West Ham United change strip – the cuff trim is vaguely reminiscent of 1990, but with added red, while the crew neck calls back to the 1966 victory. 1990s style numbering completes the look.
Perhaps predictably and unimaginatively, we’ve gone with the 1984 styling – successfully refreshed in 1998 – for France.
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3 thoughts on “Fantasy Kit Friday – England Umbro v France adidas”
What do you mean by 1996 victory with England?
Sorry Mark, typo for 1966
I can see myself playing as England in this kit in a sega virtua soccer arcade game 👍