England will wear all-red kit against Slovenia

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England will wear an all-red strip for their must-win World Cup clash with Slovenia in Port Elizabeth tomorrow, the FA have announced.

England have historically worn red shirts with white shorts and red socks as an away strip option.

But with FIFA mandating that teams offer a second and darker option for their change strips, England's players will don red shirts, shorts and socks against Slovenia in the Nelson Mandela Stadium.

It is not the first time that England have worn all red having done so on a couple of occasions during the 1962 tournament in Chile.

England are undefeated in the four matches they have played in the all-red strip.

They wore it twice in 1962, in a 4-0 friendly win over Peru and a goalless draw with Bulgaria during the 1962 World Cup finals in Chile.

The Three Lions wore it again in 1963 for a 4-2 friendly win over Czechoslovakia.

The most recent outing for it came in a 3-1 friendly win against Belgium in 1970.