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Confirmed: England sponsorship deal for Nike

Farewell, sweet Umbro. The worst kept secret in football is out: it was confirmed this morning that Nike have done a deal with the Football Association to become England’s new technical supplier. The new kits will be launched next spring.

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The significance of style: why the switch from Umbro to Nike matters

Nike’s apparently imminent dethroning of Umbro as England’s technical supplier has been a popular talking point this week. With England’s Umbro deal not due to expire until 2018, and having been in place almost continuously since the 1950s, it’s something of a watershed moment for those of us who are into this kind of thing.

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Nike to take over from Umbro as England kit supplier

England’s technical supplier could be Nike as soon as next spring according to reports emerging in the last 24 hours. A deal is apparently about to be done to migrate Umbro’s England deal to Nike before rather than after the latter sells off the former, as reported here and elsewhere at the start of UEFA Euro 2012.

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