Belgium, Germany, Northern Ireland, Spain and Sweden will bring style to the pitch

Adidas have unveiled a batch of kits which will be worn with pride by some of the competing national teams when the UEFA European Women’s Championship kicks off in England in July.

With less than 100 days to go, Belgium, Germany, Northern Ireland, Spain and Sweden have all received new uniforms for the tournament.

More than half of the 700,000 match tickets available have already been sold, meaning Euro 2022 has broken the previous sales record (240,000) set five years ago at Euro 2017. It is therefore imperative that these teams look as clean as possible when they head to the pitch this summer.

The new Euro 2022 home shirts follow tradition by featuring the colors of the national flags, while the corresponding away shirts are all inspired by famous designs taken from previous important kits in each team’s back catalogue.

The overall quality of designs across the entire range of jerseys is incredibly high, making it difficult for those without a vested interest in a particular team to choose a favourite.

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The Red Flames won’t wear red at all at Euro 2022, with the women’s team’s first-ever bespoke home kit eschewing the country’s usual fiery hue in favor of a stealthy black aesthetic, complete with a simple border Red and yellow.

A color usually reserved for Belgium’s third, alternate and goalkeeper shirts, the away shirt is a mottled pale yellow design with fine black detailing that bears the hallmarks of the alternative shirt worn by the men’s national team in 2018.

Germany rarely go wrong when it comes to effortlessly stylish national team kits, and their latest efforts are no exception. The home jersey is mostly smooth and white with the black block of the Federal flag represented by the base color of the trim and the red and yellow blocks used to garland the collar and cuffs.

The away kit is a familiar bottle green hue which has been used as an alternative color for the Germany national team since the 1950s. A fresh twist on an established look has been created with the subtle stripes created by a tonal abstract print .

Northern Ireland has been furnished with a classic design reminiscent of the famous green jerseys worn by the men’s national team in the 1980s – with the chunky two-tone V-neck in particular a reference to the World Cup stripe of 1986. Northern Ireland’s first kit designed solely for the senior women’s team, the 2022 vintage also features a center aligned badge and cut stripes on the sleeves which also give the shirt a pleasantly retro feel.

Evoking the vivid primary colors of the Rojigualda national flag, Spain’s home shirt for Euro 2022 appears to be inspired by the geometric shirts of the mid-1990s and early 2000s, all paired with the streamlined redesign of the RFEF coat of arms first unveiled the last year.

The away kit is the same pattern as Germany’s, but this time around it’s a striking pale metallic blue.

While there are no prizes for guessing that Sweden will play in yellow and blue at Euro 2022, there are a number of subtle details included on the new home kit that help it stand out – including the center aligned badge and yellow string embroidery. around the collar.

The kit also contains special instructions on how opposing teams can try to beat Sweden with a 34-page (yes, 34!) tactical brief sewn into the shirt that includes breakdowns and performance analysis.

Written by the team’s data scientist, Anders Eriksson, the pamphlet — titled “How to Beat Sweden” — is incorporated into the inside tag and covers everything from offensive and defensive formations to individual player ratings and advice.

Europe’s top-ranked team are obviously very confident of marching to glory at Euro 2022 and can also boast a very elegant and dark dark blue outer shirt.