Red short-sleeved shirt, with
a dual-layered shadow pattern. One layer includes rows of large interlocking diamonds, the top and bottom of which consist of triangles, each
split into three separately-striped compartments. Two of the
compartments are triangular, one on each side of the diamond, with
diagonal stripes rising from right to left at the top left and bottom
right of the diamond, and from left to right at the top right and bottom
left of the diamond. A smaller horizontally-striped diamond is the third
compartment and sits at the upper and lower points of the large diamond,
which also includes a second concentric diamond within. Another layer of
geometric shapes is overlaid. Navy blue winged collar, with small white stripes in a strip near
the outer edge, and a red stripe after every fifth white stripe. Large white upside-down triangular insert beneath the
with thin navy blue stripes, split down the middle, with a navy blue button
fastening via a loop of navy blue material attached to the left side of
the insert. Navy blue diagonal stripes rising from left to right in a
white strip near the edge of the sleeves, with two navy blue concentric
diamonds after every fourth stripe. Embroidered emblem on left breast,
'FIFA WORLD CUP' and then 'ITALY '90'
centralised in capitalised white lettering underneath.
Two embroidered white concentric diamonds on right breast, with 'umbro' in
lower-case lettering underneath. White numbers on reverse, in the same
font as on the previous Umbro England shirts, with a red border, outlined in
White shorts, with white
drawstring. A strip of navy blue diagonal stripes rising from right to
left, comprising upper third of seams, with two navy blue concentric
diamonds after every fourth stripe. A large red triangle, and below
that, a large navy blue triangle, each with its base running down
middle of seam, underneath navy blue stripes. Two
embroidered navy blue concentric diamonds on left thigh, with 'umbro' in
lower-case lettering underneath. Embroidered emblem on right thigh.
Red socks, with
white turnover, three navy blue lions on each.
A new red uniform had
only been introduced in May 1990, for the pre-tournament friendly against
Uruguay at Wembley, and was swiftly modified to include the World Cup insignia,
before being issued to the
England squad on arrival in Italy. However, for each outfield player, it was
to remain an unused souvenir of a dramatic month for England.
Like the two previous major tournaments, a
second-choice shirt was not required. England wore the
white home shirt in all seven of their matches and this
same red design
was also taken to Sweden, two years later, where it again stayed in the
shirt at the top of the page was signed by the whole squad and was issued to
Tony Dorigo. It appears by kind permission of the National Football Shirt Collection (England
Match Shirts), also part of
the Neville Evans Collection (curator Simon Shakeshaft).