England revert to red with new away kit

The Three Lions will return to the colour in which they won the World Cup in 1966 ahead of next summer's finals in Brazil and the upcoming friendly in Rio de Janeiro in June
England have unveiled a red away kit ahead of World Cup 2014 in Brazil to replace the blue shirts they wore at Euro 2012.

The Three Lions have traditionally worn a red change strip - most notably in the World Cup final in 1966 - but changed to navy for the tournament in Poland and Ukraine.

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On Monday, Nike unveiled the new England home kit as qualification for next summer's finals draws to a close, with Roy Hodgson's team trailing Group H leaders Montenegro by two points with four games to play.

"The kit sees the welcome return of England's most popular and evocative red away colour," according to Nike.

"First worn in 1951, England famously wore red shirts when they won the World Cup at Wembley in 1966."

The Three Lions logo is in gold to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Football Association, above which a single gold star recognises England's 1966 World Cup win.

Hodgson's side will wear white shorts and red socks with white trim with the new red shirts. The kit is likely to be debuted in the friendly against Brazil in Rio de Janeiro in June.