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Euro 2024 kits: Every shirt so far ranked and rated

Euro 2024 is nearly upon us and with it comes a sartorial smorgasbord for us to enjoy, or be deeply offended by.

What have Croatia done this time? Have England pulled off a genuine gem? Why are Belgium wearing brown shorts? And which kit has won our highly coveted top spot?

There are still a few shirts to be released by Macron and the good people at Joma, but Nike and Adidas have dropped most of their gear already, so without further ado, let’s get stuck in.

From the visually upsetting to the optically arousing, here is our list of Euro 2024 kits, ranked and rated from worst to best:

Netherlands away

Unfortunately this is not a pattern for a football shirt, or anything people can see with their eyes. It looks like a Travelodge carpet. We briefly wondered if it’s so bad that it’s actually good, but sadly it is not.

Netherlands away (Nike)
Netherlands away (Nike)

Croatia home

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Croatia home is not hard, people: lots of little red and white checks! This is now two tournaments in a row that they’ve missed the brief and it’s not melodramatic to say that summer is ruined.

Croatia home (Nike)
Croatia home (Nike)

France home

This kit has got a lot of love on social media but we’re just going to come out and say it– it’s all wrong. France have flipped back to a royal blue from the deep, darker blue and it’s just not as menacing. This is supposed to be a nod to the kits of the 1960s, but the actual retro shirts are always better than their modern mimics. The lack of symmetry in the collar is giving us shivers, and don’t get us started on the comically sized cockerel…

France home (Nike)
France home (Nike)

Austria home

After some early entrants from Nike, here’s one by Puma. We’ve stared deep into the beguiling pattern on this shirt and are still no closer to understanding exactly what it is meant to be. It’s unnerving.

Austria home (Puma)
Austria home (Puma)

Spain home

Our first shirt from adidias and we have a question: is this Spanish red? is it?! No. It’s verging on Dutch orange. Take it away.

Spain home (adidas)
Spain home (adidas)

Turkey away

Inoffensive but a bit simplistic. Next.

Turkey away (Nike)
Turkey away (Nike)

Hungary home

Bright. Too bright? We move on.

Hungary home (adidas)
Hungary home (adidas)

Hungary away

Pleasant. No further comments.

Hungary away (adidas)
Hungary away (adidas)

Turkey home

What we are calling the ‘horizontal sash’ is quite pleasing, but this shirt is otherwise a bit bare.

Turkey home (Nike)
Turkey home (Nike)

Spain away

The colour is almost putrid and would not suit the paler complexion, but you just know Alvaro Morata is still going to look handsome missing one-on-ones in this thing.

Spain away (adidas)
Spain away (adidas)

Czech Republic home

Another intense Puma offering. Once again, the background pattern is a little bit overbearing.

Czech Republic home (Puma)
Czech Republic home (Puma)

Czech Republic away

There is very little to separate this from the home kit, other than the fact that there is no background pattern and thus this is not overbearing. If anything, a bit underbearing.

Czech Republic away (Puma)
Czech Republic away (Puma)

Belgium home

The black lines around the shoulder and armpit give this a slight ‘shirt bought from prosoccerUK to play five-a-side’ energy, but the subtle diamond background saves it from being a flop.

Belgium home (Adidas)
Belgium home (Adidas)

Switzerland home

The sleeve and collar trim is a bit dull but the Swiss badge is a big plus.

Switzerland home (Puma)
Switzerland home (Puma)

Denmark away

The collar is a nice touch that differentiates this from the home version, coming up later, but a few more flashes of red trim would have elevated this one.

Denmark away (Hummel)
Denmark away (Hummel)

Italy away

Despite the relatively simple design, there’s quite a lot to take in here with the various colours in play. It all just about comes together, though, and we approve.

Italy away (adidas)
Italy away (adidas)

Scotland home

Great colours and the bold background pattern is arresting. It would make a nice curtain at Center Parcs. There is also the faintest hint of Euro ’96 here which reminds us of Colin Hendry’s flowing locks, and this is pleasing.

Scotland home (adidas)
Scotland home (adidas)

Switzerland away

Puma’s away kits are a little bit cut and paste this year (see Czech Republic and Austria), all white with some slight tweaks. This one is fine, and the Swiss badge is a big plus.

Switzerland away (Puma)
Switzerland away (Puma)

Croatia away

Diagonal checks? Neat. Red laser lines? Intriguing. We couldn’t stay mad at you for long, Croatia.

Croatia away (Nike)
Croatia away (Nike)

Netherlands home

Good clean fun from Nike here, and a big improvement on the garish shade of orange at the Qatar World Cup. The faint stripes are unusual but acceptable.

Netherlands home (Nike)
Netherlands home (Nike)

England home

The zany St George’s Cross infuriated all the right people, but this shirt’s strength is actually in its red and blue sleeve trim – a lovely detail.

England home (Nike)
England home (Nike)

Belgium away

There are three elements we need to address here. The first is the fact that this kit is based on the Belgian comic book character Tintin, which is a slightly mad but quite lovely idea. The second is that the shorts are an ugly brown because they’re based on the Belgian comic book character Tintin. The third is to consider the shirt in isolation, which is a nice-looking thing. We can’t help thinking Kevin De Bruyne’s international legacy deserves more than a novelty costume, but overall we like it.

Belgium away (Adidas)
Belgium away (Adidas)

Georgia away

As a rule, black kits almost always look good, but we particularly like this from Macron – the little white crosses in the background, the flashes of red, the white logo. It all comes together for a threatening aesthetic.

Georgia away (Macron)
Georgia away (Macron)

Italy home

You can’t quite see it here, but the shoulder trim consists of narrow lines of red, white and green and they look smart, although as with many of this year’s kits, the shade is a touch lighter than is traditional. Andrea Pirlo could make this shirt look very cool, but alas, he’s not around so it’s just “broadly nice”. In fairness, Italy face an uphill battle every time because nothing will ever touch their ’94 shirt and the iconic sight of Roberto Baggio’s ponytail flopping over his collar. Heady days.

Italy home (adidas)
Italy home (adidas)

Scotland away

The purple is fetching, as are the fruity patterns down the sides. Very good.

Scotland away (adidas)
Scotland away (adidas)

Germany home

This has hints of Germany’s classic 1994 shirt, where Jurgen Klinsmann looked absolutely divine in those red, yellow and black shoulders. We could do without the fading pattern but still, England are almost certainly losing to this thing in a valiant semi-final exit.

Germany home (adidas)
Germany home (adidas)

Denmark home

Hummel are maestros and they make no mistake here, hitting all the right marks with this shimmering shirt. We can picture Christian Eriksen hitting the first man at a corner while wearing this little number.

Denmark home (Hummel)
Denmark home (Hummel)

Portugal away

This kit takes inspiration from the distinctive azulejo tiles, we’re told by Nike, which are found all over the country. It’s natty and we like it.

Portugal away (Nike)
Portugal away (Nike)

Georgia home

This is great from Macron, playing with the Georgian flag to create something a little different from the rest.

Georgia home (Macron)
Georgia home (Macron)

Germany away

We have been staring at this one for a while. It’s… quite something. The design is jazzy, the collar is funky and the colours are very bold. Crucially, Toni Kroos will make this look great.

Germany away (adidas)
Germany away (adidas)

Austria away

This is by far and away the best of Puma’s offering for Euro 2024, mainly because the faint green pattern works so well against the intimindating splashes of black.

Austria away (Puma)
Austria away (Puma)

Portugal home

The beautiful stock Portuguese home colours do a lot of the hard work here and so Nike have rightly chosen to keep things simple. The dashes of green on the collar and sleeves are a lovely touch. It has an almost regal quality. Also, an elite crest.

Portugal home (Nike)
Portugal home (Nike)

England away

England away editions are reliably better than their home siblings, but if you’d told us England’s away kit for Euro 2024 would be purple with multi-coloured side panels we would have raised a concerned eyebrow and begun carving out a space near the bottom of this list. But good lord, what a shirt this is. The colour is almost intimidating. The golden flecks of detail in the Nike swoosh and Three Lions badge are rich and dreamy. The simplicity is art itself. If you could marry a football shirt…

England away (Nike)
England away (Nike)

France away

You know all those mean things we said about the French home shirt? Well none of them apply here. Pinstripes are a risky business on a football kit but this is an elegant finish, with sharp blue trim offsetting the white background beautifully. The massive cockerel is somehow less gimmicky than the home shirt, perhaps because it fits with the baseball aesthetic. It’s New York Yankees meets Les Bleus. It’s Lou Gehrig meets Antoine Dupont. We have our winner. Chapeau.

France away (Nike)
France away (Nike)