Germany qualified for EURO 2012 with a perfect record of 10 wins from 10 matches and are amongst the tournament favorites. As Die Mannschaft prepares for next summer’s tournament, the Germany adidas EURO 2012 away kit (or AuswÃ¤rtstrikot) has been officially launched. It will be available at World Soccer Shop, Tienda Fútbol Mundial, Onionbag.com and Subside Sports.
Die Mannschaft’s 2012/13 away kit is inspired by that worn by then West German national team that won EURO 1972 in Belgium. Led by the great Gerd Müller, West Germany defeated the Soviet Union 3-0 in the competition final in what was then a politically-charged match at the height of the Cold War.
The Germany adidas EURO 2012 away jersey features the inscription “1972 – der Beginn einer Erfolgsgeschichte, 2012” (1972 – The Beginning of Success – 2012) on its inner neck area. The text recognizes the 1972 championship (Germany’s first in the EUROs) as the beginning of a period that saw the Germans win the 1974 and 1990 FIFA World Cups along with EURO 1980 and 1996.
The German national team will play in its adidas EURO 2012 away shirt for the first time when it meets France in an international friendly on February 19th in Bremen.
The Germany adidas EURO 2012 home kit was launched in November and has been used for all of the team’s matches since.