Let’s look at every kit that’ll be on show this Summer

Kicking off on the 6th of July, the Euro 2022 tournament is right around the corner. Besides the excitement of the matches themselves, we can’t wait to see what all 16 nations will be wearing.

Euro 2017 was the last tournament to take place. Euro 2022 is the long-awaited 13th edition of the tournament, having been postponed because of the 2020 Summer Olympics and the COVID-19 pandemic. The Netherlands edged out Denmark 4–2 in 2017 to take home their first-ever women’s national team Euro title. Euro 2017 saw some great kit designs, so we’re expecting even more of the same this time around, with this summer’s edition being hosted by England.

So what will Euro 2022 bring in the way of innovative designs and colour schemes? We’ve gone through every nation’s kit and picked out the best designs the tournament has to offer.

From traditional to innovative, there will be something for everyone on and off the pitch – so let’s take a look!

England – Bold And Brilliant

The England Vapor Match Home Jersey is as brilliant as it gets with its crisp, white colour scheme and minimalistic chest logos. But don’t be fooled by the simplicity, as its bespoke knitted diamond patterns are just as eye-catching as the iridescent logos on the chest. White shorts and socks complete the kit, the shorts again brandishing the striking iridescent logos.

The light, breathable fabric effectively wicks perspiration and dries quickly for optimum performance, while the flexible design moves with players without getting in the way. Even more impressive, though, is the fact that the kit is part of Nike’s “Move to Zero” campaign, which is the company’s journey towards zero waste and 100% sustainable products.

England’s Vapor Match Home Jersey is made from 100% recycled polyester fibres. The fabric is made from recycled plastic bottles, which are cleaned, shredded, and turned into pellets. The pellets are then spun into new, high-quality yarn that is used in Nike products in an effort to produce outstanding performance with minimal environmental impact.

The team is looking to finally raise a major trophy with coach Sarina Wiegman, who previously successfully led the Netherlands to hoist the trophy in the 2017 championship.

England, which is hosting the Euro 2022, is considered a heavy favourite to win the tournament. They’ll be sure to look good doing it in their cutting-edge kit. Its Vapor Match Home Jersey is one of the most dazzling-looking kits in the tournament and is sure to give them an extra boost as they go for glory.

Austria – Modern Day Classic

Austria’s 2022 home football jersey comes courtesy of a collaboration between Puma and the artists of the iconic British retail brand, Liberty. The design of the Austrian red jersey features tiny hoops that are formed from a large section of the Liberty rose pattern. Puma’s brand logo has been moved from the right side of the chest to sit above the crest of a large Austrian Football Federation (OFB) badge, which completes the look.

Like all of its other recent jerseys, Puma uses the Ultraweave technology for the Austria kit, making it one of the lightest and most comfortable jerseys in the tournament.

White shorts with red socks make up the rest of the kit. Puma has also created two special editions of boots that have been specifically designed to be worn by the Euro 2022 participants. The Puma Ultra Ultimate and Puma Future boots have been gilded with the hand-crafted Liberty rose design, which is wrapped around the heel panel of the impeccably white boots.

The 2017 tournament proved that Austria is a force to be reckoned with in women’s football, and they’ll be looking to make their mark even more on the Euro 2022 stage.

The Liberty rose pattern is a modern-day classic and Austria’s kit perfectly embodies that. Austria isn’t ranked high in terms of its odds to take home the trophy, but we think it’d be foolish to rule them out entirely, especially with these incredible kits.

Norway – A Tribute to their Country and their Fans

The first away kit on our list is Norway’s, which is sure to turn heads with the curved, slide-like stripe graphic that transitions from red at the top to blue at the bottom, showcasing the colours of the nation’s flag. The design sits on a white jersey, with the kit overall inspired by the Strike II team-wear jersey.

The 12 stripes making up the curved design represent the 11 players on the pitch, along with the team’s supporters as the 12th. Keen-eyed football fans will also notice that the design is strikingly similar to the design of Viking ships and fjords, bringing a sense of Norwegian pride to the kit.

Nike is the supplier for Norway’s kit, with the kit again made from recycled polyester in order to reduce its environmental impact.

Norway made a shocking exit in 2017’s tournament, losing all three of their games. However, after making the quarter-finals at the 2019 World Cup, the team is looking to prove itself on the Euro stage again.

Norway is considered to be one of the tournament’s mid-tier teams, but with its improved talent and a kit as eye-catching as this, we think they could certainly make a deep run in the tournament.

Northern Ireland – Historically Inspired for the Modern Day

The home kit for Northern Ireland is a traditional design, with a green shirt, green shorts, and green socks. The kit is made by adidas, with the three stripes running across the tops of the shoulders, as well as down the sides of the shorts, with the colour of a bold, forest green.

adidas’ kit has a focus on performance and sustainability, with a consistent design style that enables players to be the best versions of themselves while proudly donning their country’s colours. The Euro 2022 design was the first Northern Ireland kit created only for the senior women’s team, drawing inspiration from other historical Northern Ireland jerseys.

Similar to Nike’s “Move to Zero” initiative, this kit was created with recycled material, coming from Parley Ocean Plastic, and incorporates the newest adidas fabric technologies. Its sweat-wicking AEROREADY fabric is intended to keep players cool and comfortable during intense play.

Northern Ireland is a bit of a longshot to take home the trophy, but with a kit as sleek and versatile as this one, they could spring a few upsets along the way.

Germany – Elegance on the Pitch

Like Northern Ireland, Germany will don adidas kits at Euro 2022, featuring elements that highlight sustainability and performance.

The home kit features a white jersey adorned with a Germany woven crest smack dab in the centre. The nation’s colours brandish the border of the sleeves, as well as the ribbed crewneck. While simple in its design, it certainly pops and is one of the more clean and elegant designs at the tournament.

The kit is made with no less than 40% in recycled materials to save resources and decrease emissions, as part of adidas’ commitment to end plastic waste. The AEROREADY fabric has been used to keep players cool and dry on the pitch.

Germany won six straight European women’s football titles from 1995 to 2013, but made a surprisingly early exit in 2017, making them one of the teams to watch at this year’s tournament.

Germany is poised to make a deep run in the tournament and is one of the favourites to take home the title. With both their kit design and on-field play, we imagine they’ll be a force to be reckoned with this summer.

Denmark – A Modern Twist on a Simple Kit

Denmark will be donning Hummel kits, exclusively made for the Danish Football Association (DBU) Women’s team to be worn at Euro 2022.

The home kit features a bold red jersey with light red lines making up a diamond pattern and the Hummel and DBU logos heat-applied to the chest. The kit is completed with white shorts. The away kit is a complete reversal, with a white jersey and red shorts. “For Denmark” can be found on the inside of the collar.

The kit is simple but effective, with a modern twist that is sure to make it a popular choice amongst fans and players alike.

Pernille Harder leads the team as they look to avenge their 2017 outcome of being runners-up. They’ll certainly have their work cut out for them in Group B against Germany, Spain, and Finland.
Like Norway, Denmark is considered to be a middle-of-the-pack team, but they could make some noise at the tournament while turning heads with their bold kits.

Spain – Bold Colours for the Tourney Favourite

Spain will also be kitted out in adidas at Euro 2022.

The home kit features a beautiful red design with yellow and blue details. The kit’s main body is red, with blue and yellow composing the border of the sleeves with ribbed cuffs. The Spanish Football Federation badge is heat applied on the centre of the chest, just below the adidas logo. And, of course, adidas’ 3-stripes design covers the shoulders, displayed in a vibrant yellow.

Just like Germany and Northern Ireland, this kit was made with recycled materials as part of adidas’ commitment to sustainability. Players’ skin is kept cool and dry thanks to the breathable, lightweight AEROREADY fabric that allows sweat to be easily wicked away.

The national team hasn’t seen success at a Women’s Euro in a long time, but 2022 could very well be their year. Spain is considered to be the top contender at Euro 2022, and their kit undoubtedly matches that same level of excellence.

Finland – The Freshest Kit of the Tourney

Finland will have a fresh look at Euro 2022, with Nike recently debuting the international team’s home and away kits, which will be worn for the next two years.

The away kit, specifically, looks incredible on the Nike Vaporknit III jersey, adorned with pine trees printed all over the front of the shirt in a diamond-style pattern, using two different shades of blue in an ombre fade effect going from light at the top of the jersey to darker at the bottom.

A gold Nike Swoosh logo sits on the right side of the chest, while the Finnish Football Association’s crest appears on the left. The kit is completed with blue shorts and socks.
Finland has spent some years in rebuild mode, but the team is looking to finally make some noise on the international stage.

While not one of the favourites to win Euro 2022, Finland’s custom away kit is definitely one of our favourites as the best and most innovative at the tournament.

Netherlands – Repeating in Style

As the current champion, the Netherlands look to repeat as Euro 2022 champions, and they’ll be kitted out in Nike as they attempt to do so.

The Netherlands 2021 Vapor Match Away Shirt is particularly eye-catching with scattered blue and red rectangles placed all over the white jersey. The innovative design kit also features an embossed Dutch Football Association badge on the left chest, and a Nike Swoosh logo on the right. The kit is completed with blue shorts that also feature a large Dutch Football Association badge.

The Nike VaporKnit kit is made with 100% recycled polyester fibres and is breathable thanks to its open-hole fabric design, which also allows for fast drying.
The Netherlands thrives on the international stage and looks to do so again in a back-to-back finals appearance and victory.

The Netherlands is one of the highly favoured teams in the tournament. Will we once again see their kit on the grand stage of the championship match?

Sweden – Retro Inspiration for a Modern Team

adidas has kit’d out Sweden in a very traditional-looking design for Euro 2022.

The home kit is an all-yellow jersey with blue stripes running across the shoulders before hitting a blue ring at the top of the sleeves. A woven Sweden crest sits in the centre of the droptail hem jersey, right underneath the adidas logo. The jersey features a ribbed crewneck with “Sverige” (the Swedish name for Sweden) inscribed on the back of the collar. Blue shorts round out the kit.

You guessed it. Just like Spain, Germany, and Northern Ireland, Sweden’s adidas kit features the same sense of sustainability thanks to being made of 50% Parley Ocean Plastic and containing at least 40% recycled content in total. AEROREADY technology will also help keep players cool during intense matches.

Sweden enters the tournament as the reigning silver medalist from the 2021 Olympics. They’ll be looking to ride their momentum in 2022 by hoisting their first Euro trophy since 1984.

The Women’s Euro 2017 was the country’s first Euro championship appearance, but they failed to advance past the group stage. The next major tournament for Switzerland will be Euro 2021, but with a more experienced squad aiming to go deeper into the tournament.

Sweden certainly has a shot at winning Euro 2022, and their kit is one that’ll help them look the part.

Portugal – Good to go in Red and Gold

Having been added to Euro 2022 in place of Russia, whose participation was banned by UEFA, Portugal has been added to Group C of the tournament with the Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland, whom they will match up against first.

The Portugal Stadium Home Jersey features a Gym Red/Metallic Gold two-button shirt with a collar. Black, red, and green stripes run down the sides of the jersey, as well as the border of the sleeves. A gold Nike Swoosh sits on the right-hand side of the chest, while the Portugal national team badge is on the left.

The kit is completed with green shorts and red socks that also feature black, red, and green stripes down the sides.
Portugal is a team that is once again on the rise, with 2017 being their best showing at the Euro tournament.

Though they’re not one of the favourites to win Euro 2022, we imagine there is sure to be plenty of talk about Portugal over the course of the tournament.

Switzerland – Red with a Hint of White

Switzerland joins Austria as the second team to kit out in Puma for Euro 2022 in its collaboration with artists at Liberty’s design studio for custom team graphics.

Floral designs make up the design of the red jersey, closely resembling a sort of camouflage-style pattern. The two badges that always appear on Swiss national team jerseys – the country’s football association badge and the national flag symbol – are both present in this design as well. A white V-neck collar adds a bit of contrast to the kit, which is accompanied by red shorts as well.

The same two pairs of Puma boots are available to Switzerland’s players, both of which highlight increased player safety. Based on research showing that female players were at higher risk of lower-limb injuries due to show design, Puma took it upon itself to design boots that were tailored directly to women – instead of those that were traditionally designed for men’s feet and used for women.
The Puma and Liberty collaboration is a win-win for the brands and the players alike, as well as for those who will be cheering on Switzerland.

France – Luxury in Blue

France’s kit may wind up being the star of the entire tournament in the way of design. But if you’re one of the top teams participating in Euro 2022, you should probably look good while trying to live up to the hype.

France’s home and away kits are both pretty incredible, but we have to give the edge to the home kit by Nike, which is based on the 2020-2021 Dri-Fit ADV template. The Nike France Women Euro 2022 home jersey features a prominent blue paisley/floral motif that was inspired by neoclassical architecture and other artistic French works. Adding contrast to the football shirt are the red bands that run down the sides of the jersey, inscribed with the words “Les Bleues” (“Go Blue!”). The back half of the collar is also red, with the slogan “nos differences nous unissent” (“Our differences unite us”) found on the inside of the collar.

A Nike Swoosh and the FFF badge sit on the chest, while a French tricolour tag is stitched to the sleeve cuffs. The ensemble is completed with white shorts and red socks.

Sustainability continues to be a theme, with the jersey being made up of at least 75% recycled polyester fibres.
France comes into Euro 2022 with a major chip on its shoulder as it attempts to overcome its ‘quarter-final curse.’ The French women’s national soccer team has long been regarded as one of Europe’s strongest, but its previous three Women’s Euro finals, two World Cups, and last Olympics in 2016 came with early exits.

France’s kit is, in a word, everything. And we can’t wait to see what they’ll do with it on the pitch in Euro 2022.

Italy – Azzurri Blue Roses

Italy’s kit is another one that puts a unique spin on a traditional design. Another product of the Puma/Liberty collaboration, the home kit, in particular, is especially eye-catching.

The jersey features a sublimated checkerboard print made up of four large sections with varying tones of the iconic Azzuri blue. Although from afar it could be mistaken for a cheetah print, up close, viewers will see that hand-drawn roses fill the two darker sections in a great-looking pattern.

The Italian national flag’s green, white and red colours are represented on a slim tricolour collar. The Puma logo is seen on the right-hand side of the chest, with the recently-introduced Italian Football Federation (FIGC) badge on the opposite side.

What makes the kit so unique is the years “1934”, “1938”, “1982”, and “2006” printed just inside of the collar – each year representing the national team’s four World Cup titles.

White shorts accompany the jersey, again featuring the full-colour FIGC badge on the left leg.

Under the coaching leadership of Milenia Bertolini, Italy hopes to qualify beyond the quarter-finals for the first time in 25 years.

Italy falls in the bottom half of the rankings in terms of win probability, but it would be naïve to count them out entirely. Regardless of the outcome, this is still a great-looking kit that will definitely turn some heads (as it did ours).

Belgium – Back in Black

Belgium’s kit follows suit with adidas’ other Euro 2022 kits, but sets itself apart with its stark black jersey with coloured accents.

The kit is unique in its design, but it’s a little more subdued than some of the others on this list. The black jersey is accented with yellow and red, which are Belgium’s official colours. The 3-stripes that adidas is known for run on top of the shoulders in yellow, while deep red pinstripes encircle the borders of the sleeves and ribbed crewneck.

The adidas logo is placed in the centre of the jersey, with the Belgium crest found just underneath, en route to the side slits on the droptail hem.

Just like all the others, Belgium’s jersey is made up of 50% Parley Ocean Plastic, which is comprised of plastic waste that has been collected from remote islands, beaches, coastal communities, and shorelines. The jersey contains 40% total recycled content to help reduce our carbon footprint.

In the 2019 World Cup play-off round, Switzerland eliminated Belgium. However, the team won their qualifying group ahead of the Swiss to qualify for their second straight Euro finals.

Matching up against tourney favourites, France, Italy, and Iceland, Belgium’s odds of winning Euro 2022 isn’t exactly high, but they’ll look to make some noise on the pitch with their new kit.

Iceland – A Bold and Beautiful Design

Iceland’s Euro 2022 kit puts a bow on the Puma/Liberty collaboration series, and it’s a doozy.

Loosely inspired by the Euro 2016 kit, the Iceland kit looks strikingly similar to Italy’s kit, but with some very distinct differences. For starters, while the jersey features a similar two-toned blue, a wide vertical stripe can be found on the left side of the shirt, rather than a chequered pattern. Iceland’s national football team crest sits atop the stripe, with the Puma logo placed on the opposite side of the chest.

The stripe itself continues with Liberty’s touch, featuring the fourth and final floral design of the series. Finally, the jersey sets itself apart with the subtle, yet bold red triangle collar tab that sits at the base of the V-neck.
The women’s national team has made every Euro since 2009, and they might be one of the most in-sync teams in the 2022 tourney.

Iceland is positioned lower in its win probability, but with a kit this good-looking, they’ll undoubtedly sizzle as they take a chance of upsetting the odds.

Wrapping Up

So there you have it! Every kit that will be on show at Euro 2022. With so many great designs to choose from, it’s impossible to pick just one favourite. No matter who you’re rooting for in the tournament, there’s bound to be a kit that catches your eye. So sit back, relax, and enjoy Euro 2022!

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