This is a closer look at the new home shirt to be worn by the Three Lions in the qualifying campaign Wembley games of the European Championship 2012. The shirt is once again manufactured by English brand Umbro, whose logo is blue on the right side of the chest. The long polo-shirt collar of the previous home shirt was changed. The base colour of the shirt is white and it has a very simple look, which has become typical of Umbro designs. A striking highlight of the shirt is the design of Peter Saville, an iconic graphic designer, of the shoulders and upper-part of the back. The St George’s Crosses on this patch appear in red, blue and green, which are the colours used in the Three Lions’ crest, as well as purple, which is the mixture of the mentioned three colours.
The English stars will wear this shirt as they battle for a place in the best international competition in Europe. England was drawn in Group G and will play Switzerland, Bulgaria, Wales and Montenegro. The home games will be played in this order: Bulgaria (3 September 2010), Montenegro (12 October 2010), Switzerland (4 June 2011) and Wales (6 September 2011). In its history, England has never won the European Championship, but winning the 2012 event is a must after the disappointing performance of the team in the 2010 summer World Cup.
Posted on September 01, 2010