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England forced to wear red kit against Scotland after row with FIFA

Raheem Sterling of England shows his frustration
Image: England wore the red shirt against Slovakia and Slovenia last Autumn

England will wear their third-choice red kit against Scotland on Saturday after a row with FIFA over strip clashes.

Football's world governing body have decided England's traditional first-choice kit clashes with Scotland's blue strip because it has white sleeves.

England's new second kit is all-blue, which clearly they cannot wear, so they have been forced to revert back to an older red strip worn twice since the European Championships in 2016.

Chris Martin of Scotland celebrates after he scores during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Scotland and Slovenia at
Image: FIFA believe England's white strip will clash with Scotland's white sleeves

England donned the strip against Slovakia in Sam Allardyce's only competitive game in charge last September, and against Slovenia, both of whom wear white.

It comes after an already held dispute over the match's kick-off time, which is 5pm live on Sky Sports 1HD, following a request from Scottish police to have it moved.

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