Germany Euro 2016 kit released, photos
They have scraped the combination that was used for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and gone with a more traditional look of the white and black combination that the fans are used to. The new home kit was already introduced in a friendly against France at the end of last year.
Adidas has done a neat job with the home kit. Going with a clean and minimal jersey-shorts mixture, the German crest Deutscher Fußball-Bund placed on the left of the shirt with the makers Adidas on the right. The unique addition to their jersey will be the gold FIFA World Cup Winners Badge between the DFB crest and the Adidas performance logo. The player’s number has been positioned below the gold badge and this sort of suits the whole look of the kit.
Apart from the obvious findings, the iconic three-stipes of Adidas has been positioned on the sides below the sleeves instead of the sleeves itself. Adidas has gone with the regular black round neck. The German Flag has been innovatively printed on the sleeve cuffs with the dates of when German had won the World Cup and European championship. The last time that Germany had gone with a black short and black sock combination was in 1962.
Adidas has made the away kit totally reversible and it can be worn inside out as well. When worn normally, it can be noticed that the black and grey stripes run horizontally throughout the body of the shirt with the earth green colour dominating the sleeves. Again, the round necks have been preferred over the collars.
When reversed, the neon green flashes the jersey with the words ‘Bolzen. Kicken. Pöhlen.’, which is german for “Street Football”. The DFB badge and the Adidas logo have been placed at the same spots as in the Home kit with the gold badge.
The Goalkeeper’s kit has been kept black throughout with patterned shoulders as showcased by Manuel Neuer.
Germany will play their first match in the UEFA Euro 2016 on 13 June against Ukraine in Group C.