Why are England wearing white shirts for semi-final against Croatia?

first_imgThey wore red in the 1966 final – and the colour has brought England luck 52 years later.Gareth Southgate’s men are into the World Cup semi-finals and will face Croatia for a chance to play either France or Belgium in the final. The Three Lions have worn white twice this summer, in the 6-1 thrashing of Panama and the narrow defeat by Belgium in the group stages.They’ve worn their red strip three times, seeing off Tunisia, Colombia and Sweden.Tune into talkSPORT for LIVE commentary of England v Croatia: Wednesday July 11 – Kick Off 7PM BST Why are England wearing white shirts against Croatia?For the last-four showdown with Croatia England will wear an all-white kit.Croatia are designated as the home side for the game, which would usually see them wear their iconic red and white checks.But this shirt clashes with both the England home and away strip – so the Croatians will wear dark blue and England all white.This includes white shorts and socks, just to avoid any confusion. 2 Getty England will wear white shirts and shorts against Croatia 2 Red shirts have proved a lucky omen for England in Russia Getty last_img read more

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Luke Shaw signs new long-term Manchester United contract

first_img Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? revealed “I want to thank everybody that has stood by me and shown me huge support – the management, my team-mates and the fans.“I want to let everyone know that I will give everything I have to repay them and deliver success over the years to come. I’m still very young with a lot more to learn and I can’t wait to continue my progress under Jose Mourinho.”Mourinho added: “Luke fully deserves this contract. He understood his development process, he has worked really hard at every level and he always believes in himself which is a great attribute to have. It’s official – congrats to @LukeShaw23 on his new #MUFC contract! ✍️Watch his exclusive interview in full via our free official app…👉 https://t.co/taW38YJYoY 👈 pic.twitter.com/Pev9LQUCyA— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 18, 2018“Luke is still young and is improving all the time and he must feel very proud of himself. I am delighted that we are keeping such a talented young English player with a bright future ahead of him.”The club are also in discussions with David de Gea and Anthony Martial about extending their stay at Old Trafford. Most read in Premier League Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 1 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Shaw scored what proved to be the winning goal during United’s opening day win over Leicester tense latest Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update whoops TOP WORK SORRY Shaw, 23, who joined United from Southampton in 2014, has started seven of his side’s eight Premier League games this season.This is a far cry from last season where Shaw’s United career was stalling as his first-team appearances were limited.And on the rare occasions he did get picked, Shaw’s displays led to a number of public criticisms from United boss Jose Mourinho.Upon announcement of the deal, Shaw said: “Since I came to United, it’s been a whirlwind four years that have passed so quickly. I am very proud to sign my new contract and continue my stay at this great club. gameday cracker How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings changes Luke Shaw has put pen-to-paper on a new long-term contract with Manchester United, the Premier League club have confirmed.The left-back was set to become a free agent next summer but after his great start to the 2018/19 season, United have rewarded him with a new deal thought to be worth around £160,000-a-week. predicted Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury huge blow Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? last_img read more

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