England stars have been wearing special socks during World Cup – and the FA are happy to pay tens of thousands in fines to keep them on their feet
The Football Association were fined £53,000 by FIFA following the quarter-final with Sweden after at least three players have all been wearing the British-made brand during the enthralling tournament.
Eric Dier wore the Trusox brand of sock during their World Cup semi-final against Croatia
Trusox use non slip performance pads, on the inside and outside of the socks.
The pads on the outside of the product grip your footwear, and the pads on the inside grip to your foot itself, allowing your foot and footwear to become one.
And on Wednesday, Tottenham midfielder Dier decided to ignore FIFA’s fine by wearing the socks in England’s heartbreaking semi-final defeat to Croatia.
While £53,000 may seem like a lot of money to many, the FA appear more than happy to pay tens of thousands for their players to keep wearing the special socks.
England’s World Cup stars have been wearing the brand of sock as it gives more grip to stop the foot slipping inside the boot.
After being fined, A FIFA statement said that ‘several members of the English national team continued to display unauthorised commercial branding before and during the quarter-final match against Sweden.’
Dier consoles his England team-mates after they were dumped out of the World Cup
England will have bigger issues on their mind however after they were dumped out of the World Cup following the extra-time defeat to Croatia.
Kieran Trippier put the Three Lions ahead in the opening stages before Ivan Perisic levelled in the second half.
And on 109 minutes, Mario Mandzukic broke England hearts after striking past Jordan Pickford to win the game for Croatia.
Mario Mandzukic scored in extra-time to ensure Croatia progressed to the World Cup final
Author: Nancy Parker
Nancy Parker is a five time Emmy Award winning journalist and seven time Emmy nominee who has spent almost twenty five years covering news in South Louisiana. She has anchored every prime time newscast at WVUE FOX8 during her twenty year tenure in New Orleans.