England will wear an all white kit at the 2014 FIFA World Cup after the governing body of football put pressure on the FA to accede to their desire for countries to maintain a single colour kit.
FIFA instructed member nations to wear kits that were one colour throughout in order for high definition television images to appear clearer to audiences across the globe, but the likes of Germany (all white), Italy (all blue), Portugal (all burgundy) and Spain (all red) will accede to their request.
France will continue to wear blue shirts and white shorts, and Brazil will understandably refuse to deviate from their signature design having won the chance to host the tournament.
Roy Hodgson and his players have already seen the new kit, and posed for promotional photos ahead of its official launch in May before the Three Lions’ friendly match against Peru.
England have played in all white before – notably at the last FIFA World Cup in 2010 and UEFA Euro 2012 – and it is unlikely that this revelation will cause any particular stir.