Going German? England reveal new home shirt

Fans said England's new kit is similar to West Germany's 1970s shirt. Photo: Twitter/@JackWilshere and Peter Robinson/EMPICS Sport

For years England have wanted to replicate Germany's playing style, World Cup successes and penalty shootout prowess and now it seems they even want to copy their kit.

Fans flocked to social media websites commenting on the new shirt's similarities with the West Germany 1970s kit.

6769944722723a8cd3fe9df8a9cdf7e2_normal

They do realise the new England kit looks like a German kit!

Ayrton_senna__2__large_normal

The new England kit is dreadful, looks like we've nicked the Germans' shirts and stuck our badges on it.

G1o9qxup3cin3nl3gxet_normal

The New England kit looks a lot like the old West Germany Kit.

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere unveiled England's new shirt on Twitter today with the help of a student from his old school:

Fff3b98ef8541a86b1e30cd2112ec4b5_normal

Like this kid, my England dream began here, so he was first in #theshirt – England’s new kit from @nikefootball http://t.co/EfZcHNxLCx

It is the first time an England kit has been designed by Nike and the shirt will make its debut in a friendly match the Republic of Ireland on May 29.

The jersey is white with a dark blue crew neck collar.

New England home kit. Credit: Twitter/@JackWilshere

Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain tweeted saying that he was "loving" the design.

A12aff1f08ec139fee7189c77be7c6e7_normal

Loving the new England kit from Nike.... what's everyones thoughts?! #TheShirt @nikefootball

Some England fans also praised the kit for its "old fashioned" style.

629uokr7_normal

Keen on the new England kit. Looks old fashioned. Nice and simple!

The Football Association ended their 60-year relationship with Umbro and signed a deal with sports giant Nike, who will design England's kits until at least 2018.