England were dazzling in red, but how will they fare in white against Croatia?
- England will wear all-white kit when they take on Croatia in World Cup semi-final
- Croatia have been ordered to don their black-and-blue away strip for the game
- England can’t wear blue shorts that usually go with their white shirts and socks
England will wear an all-white kit for the first time at this World Cup in Wednesday’s historic semi-final against Croatia.
Red has proved lucky for Gareth Southgate’s men in Russia, with wins in both knockout games in the away strip extending an eight-year unbeaten record in their second-choice kit.
But FIFA have put England in white in Moscow, with Croatia ordered to don their black-and-blue away strip despite being drawn as the ‘home’ side; their usual red-and-white checks clash with both England kits.
England stars, including striker Harry Kane, will wear an all-white kit when they face Croatia
England will wear an all-white strip in Wednesday night’s World Cup semi-final against Croatia
For the same reason, England cannot wear the blue shorts that usually go with their white shirts and socks.
Croatia have been forced to wear their away kit in every match in Russia apart from their opener against Nigeria.
England have a decent record in all white, winning 58 of their 93 matches, drawing 18 and losing 17.
They won their last game in all white, their final qualifier in Lithuania in October of last year.
With no potential kit clash with Belgium or France, England are set to wear white for the final if they win on Wednesday, too.
Croatia’s players, such as Luka Modric, will wear their black and blue away kit against England
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