Jordan Pickford rocks a bespoke backpack with a cartoon of himself on it, France’s new captain Kylian Mbappé looks slick in shades and a turtleneck and Virgil van Dijk keeps it casual… international stars join teams ahead of qualifying for Euro 2024
- A number of international stars were dressed to impress for national team service
- Premier League stars Virgil van Dijk and Cody Gakpo sported a casual look
- France captain Kylian Mbappé wore slick sunglasses and a turtleneck
A number of international stars were dressed to impress as they hit the training grounds of their respective national teams this week.
Top-flight domestic football has been suspended until early April as qualifiers for the Euro 2024 competition kick off later this month.
And some players have used this as an opportunity to don their best gear and show it off to photographers waiting at their respective training grounds.
For example, the French squad arrived for service on Monday afternoon and saw some of their star players turn up in designer clothes.
Newly appointed national team captain Kylian Mbappé gave a thumbs up to photographers in Clarefontaine when he was spotted wearing a sleek navy blue trench coat.
Kylian Mbappe (L) and Olivier Giroud (R) were two stars who dressed to impress on Monday
Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann wore pink shoes to match his new pink haircut
The brothers Kephren (L) and Marcus (R) Thuram wore similar designer jackets at Clairefontaine
His national team striker, Olivier Giroud, looked contrasting as he appeared in a Gucci hoodie and his all-white Givenchy coat.
Meanwhile, Kheprem and Marcus Thuram – the sons of legend Lillian – were decked out in their own designer clothes. The Nice midfielder wore a yellow and black Louis Vuitton track jacket as part of his look.
Antoine Griezmann – who is reportedly unhappy with the decision to give Mbappé the French bracelet – turned up wearing pink shoes to match his new pink haircut.
Meanwhile, back in England, a number of Premier League stars donned their best gear before arriving at St George’s Park.
Manchester United fullback Luke Shaw wore a black cap and black Vetements tracksuit as he turned up for national team service on Monday afternoon.
Leicester’s James Maddison looked casual on his arrival, while Everton’s Jordan Pickford wore a rather outlandish bespoke backpack.
Some of the Netherlands’ biggest stars, such as Liverpool duo Virgil van Dijk and Cody Gakpo, looked their best when they arrived for training.
Luke Shaw (L) and James Maddison (R) were in high spirits when they arrived in St George’s Park
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson was all smiles as he rocked out to training in England
Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford of England and Everton wore a backpack with a custom design on it
Van Dijk wore a casual look with a beige vest and trousers, while Gakpo was dressed all in black on his way to training in the Netherlands.
Meanwhile, former Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum wore a crew-neck jersey from luxury brand Ami de Coeur.
And finally, there were also impressive looks at Belgium’s training on Monday afternoon.
Everton midfielder Amadou Onana wore a flower-covered jacket as he headed for training in Tubize, while Wout Faes wore a green Gucci jacket and Orel Mangala was decked out in a pale ensemble.
Belgium and Nottingham Forest star Orel Mangala arrives in Belgium for training
Virgil van Dijk (L) and Cody Gakpo (R) both wore casual outfits when they arrived for practice
Georginio Wijnaldum was wearing his Ami de Coeur crewneck when he arrived on Monday
All of the above players will hope to play their part in the country’s upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers.
England will take on Italy and Ukraine in the coming weeks to secure their place in the competition next year.
World Cup finalists France will meet the Netherlands and Ireland in their two international matches during the international break.
The Netherlands will face Gibraltar in their other game, while Belgium will face Sweden and Germany.
Everton star Amadou Onana wore a floral-covered jacket before training with Belgium