Extra Time: Pants start to the summer for England

Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy has revealed that every last item will be provided for the Three Lions squad during their stay in Ukraine and Poland, including underwear

Roy Hodgson’s England squad have been informed that they won’t be required to bring their own pants for their Euro 2012 journey to Ukraine and Poland.

It appears every amenity and luxury will be made available to the England side in their quest for European Championships glory this summer, according to Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy.

Ruddy, who received his first England call-up this week, revealed the FA have informed the Three Lions squad that they don’t even need to bring their own underwear.
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“I’ve been told to take boots, gloves, trainers, a few casual clothes and toiletries. I’m under the impression everything else will be provided for me,” he told The Sun.

Underwear will be provided by British clothing retailer Marks & Spencer, along with other items such as the players’ suits.

Ruddy added: “We’ve got suits and they’re providing underwear for us.

"It’s surreal but that’s what being in the England squad is all about. The way you get looked after is second to none.”