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Belgium’s Football Association has unveiled a new Tintin-inspired kit for this summer’s Euros.

The away kit is a tribute to Belgian cartoonist Herge’s intrepid reporter and replicates his outfit of a collared blue shirt, brown trousers and white socks.

Man City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku, the Chelsea striker currently on loan at Italian team Roma, are set to turn out in the kit this summer at the European Championship in Germany.

The kit replicates Tintin’s outfit from the cartoon show. Pic: AP

Piet Vandendriessche, the Belgium FA CEO, said: “As a big Tintin fan, I am delighted that our Red Devils will be conquering Europe in a jersey based on one of Belgium’s greatest heroes.

“We are thrilled to pay homage to a true global icon: Herge. He not only captured my heart and my mind growing up, but that of so many generations. And that is exactly what the Red Devils, but also the Red Flames, are trying to achieve.

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“Hopefully, Tintin will give them the inspiration to put up great performances, starting this summer in Germany.”

The men’s team will debut the new away kit in a friendly against England on March 26.

The kit will be debuted on 26 March against England. Pic: AP
The kit will be debuted on 26 March against England. Pic: AP

Tintin first appeared in the Brussels “Le Petit Vingtieme” newspaper supplement in 1929 and travelled all over the globe.

His adventures have sold more than 270 million comics worldwide and have been translated into 70 languages.

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