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England's Uniforms

England's Tournament Uniform
World Cup 198

1984 Away Uniform
1986 WC Home Uniform
1986 WC Alternate Uniform

Not worn in play


Pale blue shirt, with wide shadow stripes. Navy blue v-neck, with thin white stripe in middle and two thin red stripes either side of it. Pale blue hem on sleeves. Thin navy blue stripe along shoulder. Embroidered emblem on left breast, with 'FIFA WORLD CUP' and then 'MEXICO'86' (without a space between) centralised in capitalised navy blue lettering underneath. Two embroidered navy blue concentric diamonds on right breast, with 'umbro' in navy blue lower-case lettering underneath. Navy blue numbers on reverse, in the old Umbro font last worn by England on the previous year's tour.

Pale blue shorts, with white drawstring. White seams, with two thin navy blue stripes, each edged with a thin outer red stripe. Navy blue numbers on left thigh in the same font as on the reverse of the shirt, with two embroidered navy blue concentric diamonds underneath, and 'umbro' in navy blue lower-case lettering beneath them. Embroidered emblem on right thigh.

Pale blue socks. Solid navy blue diamonds across tops, edged with two navy blue hoops.


The photograph above (right) is of the actual No. 12 shirt issued to right fullback Viv Anderson for the World Cup 1986 final tournament in Mexico. This pale blue jersey, accompanied by shorts and socks of the same colour, was, like the red shirt that was also issued, never worn in match play at the tournament. England wore their white shirt in all five of their matches at World Cup 1986.  However, they did wear the pale blue shorts and socks with the white shirt in the quarter-final loss to Argentina that put them out of the competition.

Other Match in Which England Wore the 1986 World Cup Pale Blue Shorts and Socks
World Cup Finals 1986
618 22 June 1986 1-2 vs. Argentina, Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México NL


England wore the white World Cup 1986 shirt with the pale blue World Cup 1986 shorts and socks against Argentina.