England to wear new away shirt during friendly against Germany in Dortmund

tom dutton
Evening Standard

England will be kitted out in a new away strip for Wednesday's international friendly against Germany in Dortmund.

The match will be Gareth Southgate's first since taking the Three Lions job on a permanent basis and England's opening fixture of 2017.

The team will debut the 'midnight blue' away strip, with navy shorts, socks and a light blue crest.

Launching the new kit on his Instagram page, Manchester United's Marcus Rashford wrote: "When we were knocked out by Iceland at the Euros, it was a massive disappointment. We were all sitting around in the dressing room after the match, not sure what to think. But then Wayne [Rooney] gets up. And he says one thing.

"But he says it to each individual person. One by one, he goes up to us and looks us in the eye.

"So that’s where we are now. Our heads are up and we’re fighting for the future. I know I’m young - the whole squad is quite young - but we want to make history in the time we’ve got.

"We know that when people look back on our team, it’s the trophies people are going to judge us on."

The jersey will replace the red away kit worn during England's disappointing Euro 2016 campaign under Roy Hodgson.

Following the game at Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park, Southgate's men will play Lithuania at Wembley in a 2018 World Cup qualifier.

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