Key Words: EURO 2020, England National Football Team, Germany National Football Team, Quarter-final, Semi-final
In the early morning of June 30th, Beijing time, the final matchday of the European Championship 1/8 finals ushered in the focus of the battle. England played against Germany at the New Wembley Stadium. In the end, with Sterling and Kane's goals, England beat Germany 2-0 and advanced to the quarterfinals!
This is the 33rd time that the two teams have played against each other. Prior to this, they each had 13 wins, 6 draws, and 13 losses. In 11 official matches, England has 3 wins, 4 draws, and 4 losses. This is England's 300th international game at Wembley Stadium, with 187 wins, 73 draws, and 39 losses. Among them, 14 games have 9 wins, 5 draws and remain unbeaten.
England will face Ukraine in the quarter-finals, and there is no traditional strong team in the lower half. Another quarter-final is the Czech Republic against Denmark. Judging from the comparison of strengths, after the elimination of Germany, this young England has great hopes of qualifying for the European Championship finals!
The white England jerseys also left a deep impression on us in this game.
Nike and the Football Association of England (The FA) jointly launched a new home and away jersey for the England national team.
Capturing the spiritual core of the contemporary England team, representing and uniting everyone, the England national team's 2020 Nike series of costumes depicts a "Community of lions" with custom prints implying players and fans unite and share the same dream.
The latest collection of "Three Lions" is aimed at advocating diversity and inclusiveness. A group of young athletes and community leaders gathered to help convey this message. They include young athletes from Football Beyond Borders, the first female Muslim referee in the United Kingdom, Jawahir Roble, and Bobby Kasanga, founder of Hackney Wick Football Club. Bobby Kasanga and Calum Jacobs of CARICOM Magazine.
"This team is closer than ever before. When we put on the England jersey again, all the club grievances were left behind," said captain Harry Kane. "Fighting for the fans is our common goal, for which we are united. This series embodies the unity we cherish very much."
The England team's white home jersey is equipped with a dark blue round neck and side strips. The collar and side strips have a unique "lion colony" pattern. The national team badge, Nike Swoosh logo, and player numbers are down in turn, arranged in the middle of the chest. The dark blue shorts and white socks complement each other perfectly.
The England team’s away jersey is presented in a head-to-toe blue tone, emphasizing harmony and unity through the full-length print on the jersey and shorts. Another design of this jersey that pays tribute to the style of the 1990s is also reflected in the retro lapel and the buttons engraved with the words "We are Lions/We are England." In addition, bright red lateral strips, Nike Swoosh logo, and national team badge also bring life to this jersey.
The name and exclusive fonts number of the home and away jerseys all inspired by the identity of the "Three Lions".
"There is a nice atmosphere around the England team. We want to capture all this energy and make some new attempts," said Scott Munson, vice president of Nike Football Apparel. "This series finds a balance between the classic home identity and the adventurous and eye-catching away design."