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.

Brand: UMBRO

Worn By: Alan Shearer, Paul Gascoigne, Teddy Sheringham, Steve Macmanamam, Paul Ince, and Stuart Pearce

The Story:

Euro 1996

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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