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19th Aug 2023

Here’s why England will play in blue at the World Cup Final

Joseph Loftus

It’s been confirmed that they’re wearing blue on Sunday

As we are all well aware, tomorrow morning, England will take on Spain in the final of the Women’s World Cup.

Following a nervy (at times) semi-final against Australia, England were able to find success in the last twenty minutes of the game, finishing up 3-1.

With goals from Toone, Hemp, and Russo, the Lionesses’ cemented their place in the final, however the goal of the game was certainly Sam Kerr’s with an absolute rocket of a shot from just outside the box.

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However, one thing many people are talking about now, is that England will not be playing in their white home kit, but instead, their blue away kit.

The final’s set to be held at Stadium Australia in Sydney and a first time World Cup winner is guaranteed as neither side has got this far before.

While the fixture is obviously taking place at a neutral stadium, Spain are Team A for the final and therefore have kit preference. This means that Jorge Vilda’s Spain are playing in their red home strip.

As Spains Red and England’s White kits do not collide, they would be acceptable for the final. However the Lionesses’ are still playing in blue.

The Independent report that this is due to lobbying from players about concerns of playing in white while on their periods.

Others are also hopeful that the change in kit could be a good omen. Only time will tell.

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