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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.

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

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.

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

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.