What colour are England playing in against Germany? Team kit explained ahead of Euro 2020 match at Wembley

The old rivals come face to face at Wembley this evening...

Jack Grealish and Harry Kane. (Photo by Carl Recine - Pool/Getty Images)
Jack Grealish and Harry Kane. (Photo by Carl Recine - Pool/Getty Images)

The countdown is on as England get ready to take on Germany in their Euro 2020 round of 16 clash on Tuesday evening.

The two nations are bidding to secure a spot in the quarter-finals, with several early favourites – including France and Portugal – already out of the running.

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But with both England and Germany usually playing in a white home shirt, one of them will have to change for tonight's fixture.

We’ve got all the information you need to know on both teams’ sartorial choices below…

What colour kit will England be wearing against Germany?

England will be wearing their white home shirt when they face Germany on Tuesday.

The Three Lions have worn the Nike-made kit in each of their first three matches at Euro 2020, and are still yet to concede a goal while wearing it at the tournament.

As a result, Germany will be wearing their blacked-out alternate shirt, made by Adidas.

Why aren't England wearing red against Germany?

Of course, the most famous England victory over a German team came in the 1966 World Cup final, and we’ve all seen the images of Bobby Moore holding the famous trophy aloft while his teammates carry him round the pitch at Wembley, adorned in that famous red shirt.

The reasons that England won’t be repeating that look tonight are two-fold. Firstly, England’s away shirt at this tournament is the electric blue number which they wore in their warm-up victory over Romania recently.

Secondly, the draw for tonight’s match means that England are considered the “home” team in this clash.

Just because the match is being played at Wembley doesn’t automatically grant the Three Lions “home” team status.

In fact, we saw the complete opposite when Italy played Turkey in Rome in the very first game of Euro 2020 but were forced to wear their white alternate kit because they were technically the “away” side in their own capital city.

Despite playing all three of their matches at Wembley so far, it’s merely chance that England have been deemed the “home” side in two of their fixtures, and the third came against a Czech Republic side who typically play in red.