The England Umbro EURO 2012 home goalkeeper kit has been released along with the team’s EURO 2012 home outfield player strip. The all red new uniform will be worn by England’s netminders in home matches during the 2012/13 international season and will be available at World Soccer Shop.
According to Umbro: Following the same design ethos as the new England home shirt, the goalie top is also inspired by the St. George’s flag, with just red and white featuring throughout the whole kit. The England crest and the Umbro logo are both embroidered in a clean, smart white.
The striping that features on the outfield shirt collar is clearer here on the goalkeeper’s shirt, with a slightly different collar design, confirming the man between the sticks as part of the team but someone with a distinct personality within the squad.
There’s both a short sleeve and long sleeve version of the shirt available, so goalkeepers such as Joe Hart will be able to choose which one they prefer. Both versions feature a subtle design on the main body of the shirt, which is a development of the Modern England graphic used on the last home shirt. Here, it features as a tonal red graphic of St George’s flags all over the shirt.
The rest of the kit continues the smart, tailored red look of the shirt, with the goalkeeper shorts featuring the same subtle striping detail on the hem as the outfield player’s design. The goalkeeper shorts are a slightly different shade of red to the outfield change shorts.
Finally, the goalkeeper’s socks complete the smart look that Joe Hart will debut on field at Wembley next week as he lines up to face Holland in the friendly game at Wembley.