England Women: New Nike Lionesses kit revealed ahead of Women's World Cup

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England Women have revealed the kit they will take into the Women’s World Cup as Phil Neville’s team shoot for glory.

Fresh off the back of a SheBelieves Cup triumph as well as being semi-finalists in the previous two major tournaments, England are hoping for a sensational summer.

The World Cup, which will be held in France between June 7 and July 7, will see the elite nations come together to vie for the most sought-after title in football.

And ahead of the tournament, Nike have revealed a tweak on a classic England kit.

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Click our gallery above to see the new strip in all its glory – as well as the remainder of the 14 Nike kits for the Women’s World Cup.

Meanwhile, Nike has agreed a landmark partnership with UEFA, which will see them become an official partner of UEFA Women’s competitions.

“We are delighted to have such a prestigious global brand such as Nike, who are committed to equality within sport and renowned for empowering female athletes all over the world,” said UEFA’s head of women’s football Nadine Kessler.

“We look forward to working closely with Nike to continue to evolve women’s football via our competitions and inspire more people to enjoy the sport, whether they are watching or participating.”

<p>Rather than share a kit design with the senior men’s team, as has previously been the case, the Lionesses will head into the tournament sporting a fresh take on the traditional white kit, accented by dark red cuffs. </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: The new Lionesses shirt for the Women’s World Cup

Rather than share a kit design with the senior men’s team, as has previously been the case, the Lionesses will head into the tournament sporting a fresh take on the traditional white kit, accented by dark red cuffs.

<p>Rather than share a kit design with the senior men’s team, as has previously been the case, the Lionesses will head into the tournament sporting a fresh take on the traditional white kit, accented by dark red cuffs. </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: The new Lionesses shirt for the Women’s World Cup

Rather than share a kit design with the senior men’s team, as has previously been the case, the Lionesses will head into the tournament sporting a fresh take on the traditional white kit, accented by dark red cuffs.

<p>The stunning away kit is a dark red crush colour, which is a unique darker shade exclusively for the women’s team, and incorporates the St. George’s Cross on the shirt and a tonal crest unique to the Lionesses. </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: The new Lionesses shirt for the Women’s World Cup

The stunning away kit is a dark red crush colour, which is a unique darker shade exclusively for the women’s team, and incorporates the St. George’s Cross on the shirt and a tonal crest unique to the Lionesses.

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<p>The stunning away kit is a dark red crush colour, which is a unique darker shade exclusively for the women’s team, and incorporates the St. George’s Cross on the shirt and a tonal crest unique to the Lionesses. </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: The new Lionesses shirt for the Women’s World Cup

The stunning away kit is a dark red crush colour, which is a unique darker shade exclusively for the women’s team, and incorporates the St. George’s Cross on the shirt and a tonal crest unique to the Lionesses.

<p>Combining the team’s trademark colors of red and blue, the new home jersey features a pattern borrowed from traditional Norwegian ski sweaters. The result is a unique gradient aesthetic that decorates the front of the shirt. </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: Norway

Combining the team’s trademark colors of red and blue, the new home jersey features a pattern borrowed from traditional Norwegian ski sweaters. The result is a unique gradient aesthetic that decorates the front of the shirt.

<p>Combining the team’s trademark colors of red and blue, the new home jersey features a pattern borrowed from traditional Norwegian ski sweaters. The result is a unique gradient aesthetic that decorates the front of the shirt. </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: Norway

Combining the team’s trademark colors of red and blue, the new home jersey features a pattern borrowed from traditional Norwegian ski sweaters. The result is a unique gradient aesthetic that decorates the front of the shirt.

<p>The new away kit will be worn by Norway this summer. </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: Norway

The new away kit will be worn by Norway this summer.

<p>Sam Kerr dons the new Matildas home kit – which is a throwback to the Socceroos of the 90s. </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: Australia

Sam Kerr dons the new Matildas home kit – which is a throwback to the Socceroos of the 90s.

<p>The away kit, to be worn by the Matildas. </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: Australia

The away kit, to be worn by the Matildas.

<p>The body features the same Samba Gold, pulled from the 1970s, as the 2018 men’s kit, and introduces lucky green accents on the cuffs. This shirt is balanced by blue shorts and white socks — an undeniably Brasilian aesthetic. </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: Brazil

The body features the same Samba Gold, pulled from the 1970s, as the 2018 men’s kit, and introduces lucky green accents on the cuffs. This shirt is balanced by blue shorts and white socks — an undeniably Brasilian aesthetic.

<p>The Seleçåo Feminina’s away kit modernizes a favorite of Brasil’s women — inspired by the constellation of stars in homage to the Brazilian indigenous warriors who, by legend, turned to stars after death. </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: Brazil

The Seleçåo Feminina’s away kit modernizes a favorite of Brasil’s women — inspired by the constellation of stars in homage to the Brazilian indigenous warriors who, by legend, turned to stars after death.

<p>For home matches, the FFF women will dress in a traditional blue shirt with rose gold details, including crest, FFF marking at the back of the neck and the words “Nos Différences Nous Unissent” within. </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: France

For home matches, the FFF women will dress in a traditional blue shirt with rose gold details, including crest, FFF marking at the back of the neck and the words “Nos Différences Nous Unissent” within.

<p>The FFF away kit, white shirt and socks paired with blue shorts carries a unique hexadot pattern referencing both the country’s informal nickname (l’hexagone) and the dotted styles of French fashion. </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: France

The FFF away kit, white shirt and socks paired with blue shorts carries a unique hexadot pattern referencing both the country’s informal nickname (l’hexagone) and the dotted styles of French fashion.

<p>In Māori legend, the silver fern represents strength, resistance and power. These traits relate to the unique underside of the tree’s fronds that reflect under moonlight, creating something akin to a natural nightlight. Thus, they have been celebrated for guiding travelers. </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: New Zealand

In Māori legend, the silver fern represents strength, resistance and power. These traits relate to the unique underside of the tree’s fronds that reflect under moonlight, creating something akin to a natural nightlight. Thus, they have been celebrated for guiding travelers.

<p>Riley will lead New Zealand into its fourth consecutive world tournament this June, where Football Ferns will wear kits that celebrate New Zealand’s endemic silver fern.<br>In Māori legend, the silver fern represents strength, resistance and power. These traits relate to the unique underside of the tree’s fronds that reflect under moonlight, creating something akin to a natural nightlight. Thus, they have been celebrated for guiding travelers. </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: New Zealand

Riley will lead New Zealand into its fourth consecutive world tournament this June, where Football Ferns will wear kits that celebrate New Zealand’s endemic silver fern.
In Māori legend, the silver fern represents strength, resistance and power. These traits relate to the unique underside of the tree’s fronds that reflect under moonlight, creating something akin to a natural nightlight. Thus, they have been celebrated for guiding travelers.

<p>Riley will lead New Zealand into its fourth consecutive world tournament this June, where Football Ferns will wear kits that celebrate New Zealand’s endemic silver fern.<br>In Māori legend, the silver fern represents strength, resistance and power. These traits relate to the unique underside of the tree’s fronds that reflect under moonlight, creating something akin to a natural nightlight. Thus, they have been celebrated for guiding travelers. </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: New Zealand

Riley will lead New Zealand into its fourth consecutive world tournament this June, where Football Ferns will wear kits that celebrate New Zealand’s endemic silver fern.
In Māori legend, the silver fern represents strength, resistance and power. These traits relate to the unique underside of the tree’s fronds that reflect under moonlight, creating something akin to a natural nightlight. Thus, they have been celebrated for guiding travelers.

<p>The Netherlands’ 2019 home kit relays a retro Oranje vibe, but with a contemporary, female-focused twist. </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: Netherlands

The Netherlands’ 2019 home kit relays a retro Oranje vibe, but with a contemporary, female-focused twist.

<p>The head-to-toe orange shirt, shorts and socks are adorned with an ornamental graphic inspired by the country’s famed tulip and completed by the KNVB women’s team’s exclusive Lioness crest — introduced just weeks before the glory of 2017. </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: Netherlands

The head-to-toe orange shirt, shorts and socks are adorned with an ornamental graphic inspired by the country’s famed tulip and completed by the KNVB women’s team’s exclusive Lioness crest — introduced just weeks before the glory of 2017.

<p>The away kit for Netherlands, to be worn in the Women’s World Cup. </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: Netherlands

The away kit for Netherlands, to be worn in the Women’s World Cup.

<p>This summer, the team will wear a collection highlighted by a dazzling yellow home kit embellished with a powerful green print on the sleeves. </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: South Africa

This summer, the team will wear a collection highlighted by a dazzling yellow home kit embellished with a powerful green print on the sleeves.

<p>This summer, the team will wear a collection highlighted by a dazzling yellow home kit embellished with a powerful green print on the sleeves. </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: South Africa

This summer, the team will wear a collection highlighted by a dazzling yellow home kit embellished with a powerful green print on the sleeves.

<p>The away kit is a bold green with a cascading horizontal pattern. </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: South Africa

The away kit is a bold green with a cascading horizontal pattern.

<p>The home kit which China will wear in the Women’s World Cup </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: China

The home kit which China will wear in the Women’s World Cup

<p>China’s new away shirt carries a brilliant all-over Phoenix print conveying femininity and virtue. Crimson pops on the sleeve enliven the gray tonal body, and a second Phoenix print sits within the kit as a symbol of inner pride. </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: China

China’s new away shirt carries a brilliant all-over Phoenix print conveying femininity and virtue. Crimson pops on the sleeve enliven the gray tonal body, and a second Phoenix print sits within the kit as a symbol of inner pride.

<p>The Korea National Football Team Collection is inspired by the national flag, the Taegeukgi, a symbol of Korean pride, and Hanryu, a cultural trend receiving high attention around the world.<br>The home kit features a simplified black and white crest designed to imbue a sharp, contemporary feel. A bright red shirt and black shorts follow the trigrams of the national flag (heaven, earth, water and fire). </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: South Korea

The Korea National Football Team Collection is inspired by the national flag, the Taegeukgi, a symbol of Korean pride, and Hanryu, a cultural trend receiving high attention around the world.
The home kit features a simplified black and white crest designed to imbue a sharp, contemporary feel. A bright red shirt and black shorts follow the trigrams of the national flag (heaven, earth, water and fire).

<p>The Korea National Football Team Collection is inspired by the national flag, the Taegeukgi, a symbol of Korean pride, and Hanryu, a cultural trend receiving high attention around the world.<br>The all-white away kit is also designed to symbolize the Taegeuk, with a unique pattern in Taegeuk colors representing Hanryu. T </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: South Korea

The Korea National Football Team Collection is inspired by the national flag, the Taegeukgi, a symbol of Korean pride, and Hanryu, a cultural trend receiving high attention around the world.
The all-white away kit is also designed to symbolize the Taegeuk, with a unique pattern in Taegeuk colors representing Hanryu. T

<p>Like the Super Eagles in 2018, Nigeria’s women will wear a kit that’s become an instant classic. The home kit pays subtle homage to Nigeria’s ’94 shirt (worn by Nigeria’s first men’s team to qualify — the Super Falcons have qualified for every tournament since 1991) with its eagle wing-inspired black-and-white sleeve and green torso. Those elements are supercharged through an abstracted feather pattern and hyper colours that extend a power capable of turning heads on and off pitch. </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: Nigeria

Like the Super Eagles in 2018, Nigeria’s women will wear a kit that’s become an instant classic. The home kit pays subtle homage to Nigeria’s ’94 shirt (worn by Nigeria’s first men’s team to qualify — the Super Falcons have qualified for every tournament since 1991) with its eagle wing-inspired black-and-white sleeve and green torso. Those elements are supercharged through an abstracted feather pattern and hyper colours that extend a power capable of turning heads on and off pitch.

<p>The away kit Nigeria will utilise. </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: Nigeria

The away kit Nigeria will utilise.

<p>Sophie Schmidt in Canada Soccer’s 2019 home Kit. Its red colour is inspired by the maple leaf, the national symbol of Canada for more than 300 years, and represents peace, tolerance and unity. The maple leaf first blooms red in the spring and turns red again in the autumn. This reflects the combination of the team’s new and veteran players and their desire to be the last team standing in France. </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: Canada

Sophie Schmidt in Canada Soccer’s 2019 home Kit. Its red colour is inspired by the maple leaf, the national symbol of Canada for more than 300 years, and represents peace, tolerance and unity. The maple leaf first blooms red in the spring and turns red again in the autumn. This reflects the combination of the team’s new and veteran players and their desire to be the last team standing in France.

<p>Canada’s away kit for 2019. </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: Canada

Canada’s away kit for 2019.

<p>For the all-white home kit, the shirt features a stripped sleeve cuff reminiscent of those worn by Chastain, Hamm and Foudy, and is punctuated by three stars above the crest — honouring world titles from ’91, ’99 and 2015. This theme follows on the shorts, where the single star adorning the sides of the ’99er uniform has been replaced by a stack of three. Knit tape on the back of the neck also takes this embellishment. </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: USA

For the all-white home kit, the shirt features a stripped sleeve cuff reminiscent of those worn by Chastain, Hamm and Foudy, and is punctuated by three stars above the crest — honouring world titles from ’91, ’99 and 2015. This theme follows on the shorts, where the single star adorning the sides of the ’99er uniform has been replaced by a stack of three. Knit tape on the back of the neck also takes this embellishment.

<p>As the away team, the USWNT amps up its undeniably American identity in a red shirt and shorts with blue socks. The shirt is highlighted by an abstraction of the American flag and, again, those three shining stars. Inner pride on the away shirt reads “One Nation, One Team.” </p>
Nike Women’s kit reveal: USA

As the away team, the USWNT amps up its undeniably American identity in a red shirt and shorts with blue socks. The shirt is highlighted by an abstraction of the American flag and, again, those three shining stars. Inner pride on the away shirt reads “One Nation, One Team.”

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