Against all odds, UEFA Euro 2020 is happening in 2021. Kicking off on June 11, the competition will see the best European nation crowned victor on July 11. And, from the looks of it, it won’t just be football skills on show. Today, adidas unveiled the German national team’s away strip for the competition and it’s got us very, very excited.
While we’re most accustomed to seeing Germany play in dazzling white, the newly announced away kit lands in stark contrast. The strip continues a history of fan-favorite black away kits for the team, but this time steps up the game, blacking out all details.
“The jersey exudes self-confidence and elegance,” explains Jürgen Rank, Senior Design Director at adidas, “Eleven years after the last German shirt in black, we’ve gone one step further for the upcoming tournament: Not only our distinctive three stripes on the shoulders but also the four stars for winning the world championships are in tonal, shimmering anthracite.” Only the German flag to the inside and outside of the collar, as well as the sleeves, is treated to full color. It stands as a punchy highlight against the black backdrop, drawing eyes to the detail that matters the most.
We shot the new jersey on German rapper Capital Bra, but you’ll get your first chance to see the new German away kit in action on March 25, when the team will face Iceland for a World Cup qualifier. The strip is available now exclusively at adidas.de for a price of €89.95 and will see a wider release on March 30. You can also cop the authentic, player’s version of the strip which features a functional fit with a curved hem and adidas Heatready technology for a price of €129.95.
Both versions of the Germany away strip are available here.