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14th Jun 2018

Gary Lineker could be set for another risqué outfit if England win the World Cup

This worked out well last time

Reuben Pinder

Remember what happened with Leicester…

Let me take you back to the 2015/16 season. It was simpler time, when all of the ‘big six’ decided to have a bad season at the same time, allowing Leicester to surge to the top of the table.

Claudio Ranieri almost accidentally stumbled across the perfect formula, with two centre-backs who would head balls away all day, N’Golo Kanté putting out fires all over the pitch, and Riyad Mahrez linking up with Jamie Vardy as if they had a telepathic connection.

As the possibility of Leicester actually winning the Premier League became increasingly realistic, Gary Lineker made the promise to present Match of the Day in his underwear on the first day of the following season if Leicester went on to win the title.

The Foxes marched on to secure the title against all the odds – 5000/1 at the start of the season – and just as he promised, Lineker began the first Match of the Day in a Leicester City branded pair of boxer briefs.

The England legend could have just let himself in for another embarrassment, having admitted to CBBC that he would “maybe do it in a mankini or something” if England go on to win the World Cup.

“Although if they did win the World Cup I wouldn’t mind, it’d be amazing,” the former Leicester player added.

Going by the bookies’ odds, England winning the World Cup is significantly more likely than Leicester winning the league was, although it still feels incredibly unlikely.