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England's Away Uniform
March2002 to February200
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1999 Away Uniform
2001 Home Uniform
2003 Home Uniform
2004 Away Uniform
 
 

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Description

 

Red v-neck shirt. Collar edged with navy blue, with left side overlapping right. Navy blue collar around back of neck, with English flag in middle, extending from one collarbone to the other. Thick navy blue hem at the bottom of the shirt. Navy blue cuffs, with English flag in middle, extending all around the cuff. Thick navy blue reverse stitching running across each collarbone from edge of navy blue collar to part-way down upper arm. Mesh panel down each side of shirt covering underarm and inner sleeve, bounded by thick navy blue reverse stitching down each side, running from cuffs to hem on reverse, and from cuffs to hips on front of shirt. Embroidered emblem on left breast, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised white lettering inside a navy blue panel above the emblem. Two embroidered white concentric diamonds on right breast. Large two-part label attached to right hip. Top part is a silver arch shape, containing a holographic emblem, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised white lettering inside a navy blue panel above the emblem. White number on reverse and in centre of chest in same font as previous England shirts. Surname in an arc in capitalised white lettering above number on reverse in same font as the numbers. Match details embroidered in white underneath number on chest in following format:

ARGENTINA

v

ENGLAND

7򉼮002

White shorts, with white drawstring. Navy blue hem. Broad red stripe down top half of each seam, including waistband, bottom edge of stripe sloping diagonally towards the front. Seam bordered on each side by a thin navy blue stripe, running full length on reverse, but ending on the front, slightly beyond the red stripe. Two embroidered navy blue concentric diamonds on left thigh, directly beneath navy stripe. Navy blue number, in the same font as on the shirt, above the Umbro logo on left thigh, but to the right of navy stripe. Embroidered emblem on right thigh, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised white lettering inside a navy blue panel above the emblem, directly beneath navy stripe.

Red socks, with navy blue hoop across tops, with English flag in middle, extending all around the hoop. Two large white concentric diamonds on calf.

Variations
  • For the two games played in the 2002 World Cup final tournament, England had the 2002 FIFA WORLD CUP KOREA JAPAN logo embroidered onto the right sleeve.

  • The names of England's opponents, as they appeared in the match details, were ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, CAMEROON, ITALY, NIGERIA and SLOVAKIA. England were named second in all of the fixtures, except the first and last (the home games against Italy and Australia), in which England's name appeared first.

  • Against Slovakia, the following alternative format was used for the match details (full stops between the numbers of the date):

SLOVAKIA

v

ENGLAND

12.10.2002

  • In the match details displayed against Australia, a leading zero was used in the date (12022003). For all other games played on dates where the day or month was in single figures, no leading zeroes were used in the details displayed on this shirt.

Most Appearances

6 - Michael Owen

5 - David Beckham, Sol Campbell, Owen Hargreaves (3 sub), Emile Heskey, Danny Mills (2 sub), Paul Scholes

  • 34 players appeared in this uniform.

  • 6 players made their England debut in this shirt, five of whom made their bow against Australia.

  • The one player who scored against Australia, on a forgettable evening for the home team, Francis Jeffers, never played again for his country. His 45 minutes constituted his entire international career.

  • Wayne Rooney came on as a half-time substitute against Australia to become England's youngest ever international.

  • Three players, including Jeffers, won their last cap in this shirt. For Martin Keown, it was his 43rd appearance, against Cameroon.

  • Although he started all six games, Owen only completed the full ninety minutes in one of them, against Cameroon.

  • In each of the two home games, against Italy and Australia, Sven-G鰎an Eriksson fielded two separate teams (eleven substitutions).

Top Scorers

2 - David Beckham (1 Pen.), Robbie Fowler

1 - Francis Jeffers, Michael Owen, Darius Vassell

  • Beckham's penalty, one of the most important of his career, was the only goal of the game against Argentina in the 2002 World Cup.

  • Fowler's goals were the last two of his international career, bringing his final total to seven. His last, a 92nd-minute equaliser against Cameroon, rescued England's unbeaten record against African teams, not the first time that England had been close to defeat against the Indomitable Lions.

  • Jeffers was the only player to score his first England goal in the shirt and, despite holding the all-time goalscoring record for the England Under-21 side, he was never given the chance to add to his strike for the full team.

Captains

5 - David Beckham

1 - Michael Owen

  • Beckham continued as England's skipper before, during and after the 2002 World Cup, with Owen replacing him against Cameroon, due to the broken toe, which threatened Beckham's participation in the tournament, and may have ultimately restricted his impact when he did eventually play.

 

This extremely attractive red shirt was England's second-choice attire for the 2002 World Cup in Japan and took its place in history by being worn when David Beckham exorcised his demons by dispatching the penalty that left Argentina on the brink of a shock early exit.

It was first worn in a pre-World Cup friendly against Italy at Elland Road. Normally, there would not be a colour clash with Italy's blue kit, but this was obviously a big marketing opportunity, with Umbro promoting the replica version, which could be reversed to reveal a navy blue tee-shirt.

The World Cup group stage provided two further opportunities for the kit, including the Sapporo showdown with Argentina, where Beckham came face-to-face with the man, who had provoked his premature departure from the 1998 tournament, Diego Simeone. This time, Beckham made the headlines for the right reasons and England were on their way to the last 16.

If the Argentina game had left this red shirt synonymous with glory, its final appearance was set to a dire backdrop. England's first defeat to Australia, although only a friendly, was made worse by the fact that Eriksson had used the fixture to blood six new caps, disregarding the intense sporting rivalry between the two countries, albeit mostly reflected in other sports, such as cricket and rugby.

His one saving grace was that one of them was Wayne Rooney, a 17-year-old powerhouse, itching to be unleashed on continental defences...

Matches in Which England Wore the 2002 Away Red Uniform

2001-02

787 27 March 2002 1-2 vs. Italy, Elland Road, Leeds Fr HL
790 26 May 2002 2-2 vs. Cameroon, Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe City, Japan Fr ND
World Cup Finals 2002
792 7 June 2002 1-0 vs. Argentina, Sapporo Dōmu, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo-shi, Japan WCF NW
793 12 June 2002 0-0 vs. Nigeria, Ōsaka-shi Nagai Rikujō Kyōgijō, Ōsaka-shi, Japan ND

2002-03

797 12 October 2002 2-1 vs. Slovakia, 妕adi髇 Teheln Pole, Bratislava ECP AW
799 12 February 2003 1-3 vs. Australia, Boleyn Ground, Upton Park, London Fr HL

 

England's Record wearing the 2002 Away Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 0 0 2 2 5 -3 0 0 1.00 2.50 0.00 -2
Away 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
Neutral 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 1 2 1.00 0.667 66.7 +1
Total 6 2 2 2 7 8 -1 1 2 1.167 1.333 50.0 =0


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