black, or dark grey jersey, was introduced just four days after an all-blue
uniform of exactly the same design was launched. It was to be used
initially as a second-choice jersey when England met opponents in blue shirts
and was worn with blue shorts and socks from the first-choice uniform. Because the two jerseys were of a similar dark colour, it was not immediately
apparent that there were, in fact, two distinct jerseys, so our thanks to Mark
Allen for pointing this out to us.
For the jersey's final appearance,
against Sweden, the match details and numbering on the shirt changed to gold
and it was paired with black shorts and socks, for the one and only time.
wore the FIFA WORLD CUP GERMANY 2006 logo,
onto the upper right arm,
for the two World Cup fixtures, against Azerbaijan and Sweden.