The England national football team is the joint oldest national team in the world; they played their 1st match in 1872, against Scotland. They are one of only 8 teams to of ever won the World Cup. This victory came in 1966 when the tournament was hosted in England. Despite not winning any major trophies since 1966 the England team has a loyal fan base. Many fans wear the England football shirt during every major tournament.

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The FIFA World Cup and the UEFA European Championship are the 2 big competitions contested by the England national football team. This year is a World Cup year, the 20th hosting of the most major football tournament in the world. The England football shirt is guaranteed to feature, fans are getting ready to wear their shirts with pride and cheer on the team. Shop for your shirt at Soccer Box.

Historically the England kit has been manufactured by Umbro, it was wearing an Umbro kit that the team secured their 1966 World Cup victory. However, in 2013 this long allegiance ended when the English Football Association agreed a deal with Nike. Nike bought Umbro in 2007, but upon deciding to sell the subsidiary they renegotiated the deal enabling the Nike logo to adorn the new England shirt.

The new England shirt for the 2014 World Cup is due to be launched in the coming months. The traditional home color is a white shirt with blue shorts. Some leaked reports have suggested a crisp all white shirt is on the horizon, with a choice of blue or white shorts. An all white kit has occasionally been worn in the past including against Argentina in their 1966 World Cup clash.

Football has traditionally been classified as a British sport; it is one of the most played and watched sports in England and around the world. English fans are loyal to their home nation shopping for merchandise including the England football shirt and cheering the team on at every game. This year's World Cup is being held in Brazil. It is often said that Brasil perfected the game that the British invented.

Brazil is a vibrant country, often referred to as the Samba nation in reference to their exuberance, passion and vitality. The Brazilian football team has the most successful World Cup record with 5 wins. This year's World Cup is shaping up to be one of the best yet, hosted by the wonderful Brasil. Roy Hodgson's England squad will be there and excitement among English football fans is already growing.

In order to reach the final tournament in Brazil the players wearing the England football shirt had to enter the qualifying stages. As a European team they were part of the UEFA qualification stage, contesting for 1 of 13 final places. England was drawn into Group H along with Poland, Ukraine, Montenegro, San Morino and Moldova. Only the top team from each group was assured of automatic qualification.

Despite not losing a match throughout the qualifying tournament whether England would automatically qualify came down to the final match. They drew 4 and won 6 of the 1st 9 games. Their closest rival was Ukraine who was sure to beat San Marino. England had to beat Poland. Hodgson's men rose to the challenge, and the team wearing the England football shirt won 2-0. Securing 1st group position and their place in Brasil.

England has been handed a tough group stage draw for the 1st round in Brazil. They are sure to need their fans cheering them on if we are to see the new England shirt appear in the 2nd stage. England has been drawn into a group with Uruguay, Italy and Costa Rica. Uruguay and Italy are also past World Cup champions. A group with 3 past champions is sure to promise some world-class football and entertaining matches.

The coming months will involve a lot of preparation for Hodgson and the team he is yet to select. Whichever players he chooses to wear the England football shirt in Brazil will need to be on top form.  The teams 1st match in the searing, Amazonian humidity of Manaus, against Italy is their 1st of many challenges. England may not be the favorite but they are sure to put on a fantastic show in Brazil. As a loyal fan kit yourself out, and prepare to cheer on the squad during every game.