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Euro 2016 Kit Guide

Fashion, Football
Friday, 27th May, 2016

Don’t know your Turkey’s from your Iceland’s? I have made this Euro 2016 kit guide if you aren’t too familiar with football!

I love international football competitions, I always have done since I was a kid. Whether it’s the Euros, World Cup and even Confederations Cup or Copa America in it’s hay day, there’s just something that little bit more special when it comes to International tournaments.

A big part of it is of course the football kits. They can be a talking point, and usually are for one reason or another. In the last World Cup, the Spanish FA were forced to created a brand new 3rd kit, because FIFA decided that each team should have one light kit and one dark, and deemed both of Spain’s kits dark, so an all white kit was specially created for one match, and never, ever released. FIFA dictated strict rules to the nations and kit manufacturers, and wanted teams to play in all one colour, with Spain playing for the first time ever in all red. Euro 2016 is not controlled by FIFA, and when the new kits were released, they came with a more traditional feel, at least for some nations.

Most of the kits come from Adidas and Nike as usual, and both have gone down different routes. Most of the Adidas kits are the traditional blocking of colours, with the shirt and shorts different colours, and socks being either a third colour or matching the shorts. Nike have gone a different route, with teams such as England and France having the same colour shirt and shorts, and an alternative colour socks. This means England are playing with white shirts and shorts with red socks, with France playing in blue shirts and shorts with red socks, both are unusual and not traditional.

Other kit manufacturers include Umbro who make Republic of Ireland’s kit, Errea for Iceland, Macroon for Albania and Joma for Romania. The third biggest kit supplier behind Nike and Adidas are Puma with 5 kits. Adidas have 9 kits, and Nike have 6.

Here’s the home and away kits of all 24 nations at Euro 2016. Get more information on the tournament in my Euro 2016 blog here.


Michael Adams

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Michael Adams is the founder and editor of Michael 84, blogger from Newcastle, UK. Sharing men's fashion tips, style advice and lifestyle information for all guys.

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