Adidas have released their latest kit offering for the German national team ahead of the 2012 European Championships.
Die Mannschaft’s new kit is inspired by and honours the Euro 1972 winning West German team who defeated the Soviet Union 3-0 to earn Germany their first European Championship. The shirt features two tones of green for a subtle hooped effect. The white collar and white adidas branding over the shoulders and chest add to the classic retro look.
The colour green hasn’t been used on a German international shirt for 10 years and is a colour synonymous with German legends Franz Beckenbauer and Gerd Müller. Germany’s current crop of young stars such as Podolski, Ozil and Schweinsteiger will be hoping to replicate such success as they travel to Poland/Ukraine as one of the tournament favourites.
The inside collar has the dates 1972 and 2012 marking the forty year anniversary of Germany’s first Euro win. The three stars above the crest are coloured to match the green shirt. White shorts with green detailing and green socks complete the kit.
Germany will debut their new kit in an upcoming friendly against France in Bremen on 29 February 2012.