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9 modern England players in classic kits will give you a serious case of World Cup fever

Hello, Raheem Sterling in the Euro 96 kit, how are you doing?

For three years, eleven months and two weeks, we’ve told ourselves not to be too hopeful about England’s chances at the World Cup.

But now here we are, on the eve of the tournament, and once again optimism has overwhelmed us.


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We’ve clipped the St George’s flags to our car windows and reserved a table for 20 at our local for the Tunisia game.

All that’s left to do is to buy a retro shirt capable of withstanding a torrent of nervous sweat.

To help us decide which past garment is best, we’ve Photoshopped some of the modern lads into some nostalgic classics…

King Harold of Kane at Italia 90

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King Harold of Kane at Italia 90

Raheem takes possession on home soil at Euro 96

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Raheem takes possession on home soil at Euro 96

Go on, Hendo! That 1982 classic looks mighty fine on you, pal

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Go on, Hendo! That 1982 classic looks mighty fine on you, pal

The boy wonder belts out God Saves the Queen at the 2002 World Cup

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The boy wonder belts out God Saves the Queen at the 2002 World Cup

Everyone’s favourite party boy enjoying himself at France 98

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Everyone’s favourite party boy enjoying himself at France 98

Dele rocking the hipster favourite from the early 90s

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Dele rocking the hipster favourite from the early 90s

A refreshingly normal Phil Jones face at Euro 2000

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A refreshingly normal Phil Jones face at Euro 2000

Eric Dier reacts after missing a crucial penalty in 96

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Eric Dier reacts after missing a crucial penalty in 96

John Stones aka the ‘Barnsley Baresi’ holds the World Cup after victory in 1966

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John Stones aka the ‘Barnsley Baresi’ holds the World Cup after victory in 1966

F**k it, we’re getting all of them.

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