Wilshere and Nike unveil new England kit

Here come the boys. Photo: Nike

Jack Wilshere today unveiled England's new Nike home kit which will be worn for the first time during the Three Lions' game against the Republic of Ireland next Wednesday.

Wilshere returned to The Priory School in Hitchin, where he studied before going on to become a star with Arsenal and the national team.

Wilshere tweeted: "Like this kid, my England dream began here, so he was first in #theshirt - England's new kit from @NikeFootball".

Wilshere returned to The Priory School in Hitchin to choose someone to reveal the kit. Credit: @JackWilshere

American company Nike won the right to produce the England shirt last year, ending the Three Lions' association with Umbro, which had been in place since 1954.

Nike have gone for a plain white shirt with a dark ring around the neck.

Within minutes of the picture being tweeted, many Twitter users remarked that the new shirt bore a striking resemblance to the top that Germany used to wear in 1966, when England beat their old enemy in the World Cup final.

England will wear the kit for the first time against the Republic before donning the new shirt again when they play Brazil in a friendly at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro four days later.

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