UEFA Euro 2012: France's fashionable kits

May, 28, 2012
UEFA Euro 2012, one of soccer's top international competitions, kicks off June 8. In anticipation of this eagerly awaited event, Playbook is teaming up with ESPN FC to offer sights and other delights from each participating nation.

New kits are nothing new to the nations competing in Euro 2012. But in France, Les Bleus got some special help modeling (and photographing) the away white uniforms that debuted for the coming competition.

Below we see the home and away uniforms modeled -- with players for the stacked French side wearing the former, and esteemed guests donning the latter.

Mathieu Debuchy Francois Lo Presti/AFP/GettyImagesDefender Mathieu Debuchy, also of Lille, celbrates after scoring in a friendly Sunday vs. Iceland.
Yoann Gourcuff Franck Fife/AFP/GettyImagesYoann Gourcuf, of Lyon, also looked quite stylish while helping beat Iceland 3-2 over the weekend.
FranceFrancois Lo Presti/AFP/GettyImagesFranck Ribery, second right, and Co. hope they can look better at Euro 2012 than in World Cup 2010.
Steve NashCourtesy of NikeFor away matches, France will wear the white shirt shown off here by soccer fan Steve Nash.
Carl LewisCourtesy of Nike...and Les Bleus certainly hope to match the gold of U.S. track and field legend Carl Lewis.
DiawCourtesy of Nike That would make San Antonio Spurs Frenchman Boris Diaw happy (Diaw shot the previous two pics).

Why is the rooster featured on the crest on France's jersey?

The answer will be posted on Facebook later today. ...
Patrick Dorsey is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor for ESPN.com. He has worked for the Web and newspapers. He also played in one Division-III golf tournament (he shot 105).



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