Images pertaining to be those of England’s home and away kits for the 2018 World Cup have found their way online.
Once again designed by kit manufacturing giant Nike, the shirts will see the Three Lions move away from the relatively unpopular Euro 2016 efforts, particularly the home kit which featured light blue shoulders and sleeves – according to the leak on FootyHeadlines.
The new home kit is extremely basic, but no less impressive for it. Indeed, one of its few distinguishing features is a thin red one going around the collar, with an England flag at the back of the neck. Aside from that, the England football crest and Nike logo are the only other points that stand out.
The report goes on to allege that England will also be returning to the use of navy shorts and white socks, after the use of white shorts and red socks at the European Championships and subsequent World Cup qualification campaign was met with negativity from fans.
England will also be returning the something a bit more traditional for the away kit, as the leak has suggested that Gareth Southgate’s side will be lining out in red shirts as they break away from the current navy.
Interestingly, the shit also features a large, yet faint, cross of St. George blended into the pattern.
The away kit is due to include white shorts and red socks.
England will be expected to officially launch their World Cup 2018 range in the coming weeks, with the friendly against the Netherlands in late March penciled in for its first in-match use.