Harry Kane, Jude Bellingham and Jack Grealish model England’s new kits for 2022 World Cup after launch date was postponed for Queen’s funeral

    England’s home and away kits for the 2022 World Cup have now finally been officially unveiled.

    Manufacturer Nike’s plans to release the national team’s new look were put on hold until after the mourning period following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

    Nike has officially unveiled the England kits for the World Cup in Qatar, but opinion was split on the home shirt

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    Nike has officially unveiled the England kits for the World Cup in Qatar, but opinion was split on the home shirt

    England wore red when they beat West Germany to win the 1966 World Cup and the colour has always been a fan favourite

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    England wore red when they beat West Germany to win the 1966 World Cup and the colour has always been a fan favourite

    The Football Association had requested the official launch kit be officially unveiled on 21 September – two days after the state funeral – but an error saw them leaked early.

    A spokesperson for Nike said: “We are disappointed that images of the new England World Cup kits have been published online before the official launch date. With the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, Nike has delayed the UK launch of the new kits until Wednesday 21 September. We will not publish further details about these kits until then.”

    The home kit, as modelled by Bukayo Saka, John Stones and captain Harry Kane, has split opinion.

    Some of the detail includes the Three Lions crest being complemented by a distorted Three Lions graphic on the shoulders, layered with aggressive angles and lines to replicate claw marks.

    The red away shirt is more popular and features a re-imagined collar like the ones worn by 90s favourites that reveals a knitted Three Lions graphic when the collar is popped.

    The midfield trio of Jude Bellingham, Declan Rice and Jack Grealish modelled this for the launch, which also saw Nike release their other offerings like that of Brazil, Portugal and The Netherlands.

    The collar on the away shirt has a ‘3 Lions’ graphic

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    The collar on the away shirt has a ‘3 Lions’ graphic

    England have worn similar to the away one before and this one from the early 90s is still seen in the stands by supporters

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    England have worn similar to the away one before and this one from the early 90s is still seen in the stands by supporters

    England play Italy in the Nations League on 23 September and then against Germany three days later.

    It will give a number of players the chance to impress manager Southgate ahead of the World Cup with these fixtures being the last before the tournament begins in Qatar.

    England kick off their Group B campaign against Iran on November 21.

    With the World Cup two months away, the pressure is now on the players to try and add another star to go above that England badge.

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