The Kit: ENGLAND HOME 1995-97
Scouring the interweb trying to hunt down a pair of classic Italian made Umbro Speciali boots had me bombarded with images of the Euro ’96 England Squad.
Their heartbreaking exit and the horrendous away kit has taken a lot of attention away from what was a truly classic home strip.
Worn By: Alan Shearer, Paul Gascoigne, Teddy Sheringham, Steve Macmanamam, Paul Ince, and Stuart Pearce
After group stage exits from their last two Euro appearances and failing to qualify for USA ’94 meant this was the last chance for a talented but aging England side to grab a major international title.
It truly seemed like this was a team of destiny, they were the host nation, got to play all their matches at Wembley, and topped their group with a dominant 4-1 victory over the Dutch. However, the switch to the all gray away kit would be the kiss of death. Golden opportunities were missed and the chance to reach a major final for the first time since 1966 was lost.
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