England jet out to Russia for the World Cup on Tuesday and they certainly looked smart in their matching Marks and Spencer suits.
Gareth Southgate’s side posed for their official pre-tournament squad photograph on Monday before departing their St George’s Park base in Staffordshire for their World Cup base in Repino, near St Petersburg.
And a set of behind-the-scenes photographs captured the England players getting suited and booted as they prepare for the biggest event in world football.
Dele Alli, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Raheem Sterling and Ruben Loftus Cheek show off their matching Marks and Spencer suits
England stars looked the part as they got kitted out in suits and smart shoes ahead of their flight to Russia for the World Cup
Sterling appears to query what the hold-up is as the players strike a pose outside England’s St George’s Park headquarters
England manager Gareth Southgate fixes his tie as he prepares to join his players for the official pre-tournament group photo
Manchester City and England defender Stones is pictured in the waistcoat and tie alongside Alexander-Arnold (left)
Danny Welbeck and Stones pose for pictures before the team gathered for their official pre-World Cup photoshoot on Monday
Harry Kane, who will captain the Three Lions in Russia, leads his team-mates to the official photo shoot at St George’s Park
Jesse Lingard and Welbeck put their Marks and Spencer ties on in front of the mirror at England’s training centre in Burton
(L-R) Fabian Delph, Ashley Young, Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Welbeck and Stones are pictured in their suits for the shoot
Members of Southgate’s youthful and inexperienced squad for the tournament share a joke before flying out for the finals
Manchester United and England star Young poses for the cameras while wearing his official team outfit for the World Cup
Maguire and Pickford, who could be part of England’s backline for their tournament opener against Tunisia, show off the suit
The players changed into the £413 M&S navy three-piece suits, light blue shirts, silk stripe ties and black leather brogues before assembling for the photograph.
The Three Lions enter the tournament with spirits boosted by friendly wins over Nigeria and Costa Rica in the past 10 days, though expectations of success remain pretty low following recent tournament failures.
They open against Tunisia in Volgograd on Monday before playing Panama in Nizhny Novgorod on June 24 and Belgium in Kaliningrad on June 28.
Jamie Vardy and Young are suited and booted ahead of England’s departure to Russia for the World Cup on Tuesday morning
Alli, Alexander-Arnold, Sterling and Loftus-Cheek prepare for the official pre-tournament photo at St George’s Park
England’s two goalscorers in their most recent friendly against Costa Rica – Welbeck and Rashford – get ready
England captain Kane perfects his hair as Manchester United’s Lingard adjusts his tie in the mirror ahead of the photograph
Hopes will be resting on Tottenham striker Kane to supply the goals for England at the World Cup finals this summer
Sterling, Lingard and Alli compare footwear as they prepare in the England dressing room ahead of the official photographs
England full-back Kieran Trippier gets ready alongside his team-mates in one of the changing rooms at St George’s Park
Liverpool defender Alexander-Arnold puts on his Marks and Spencer shoes in readiness for the photograph
Goalkeeper Jack Butland uses a shoe horn to put on his M&S shoes as England prepare for their World Cup departure
Rose, Lingard, Sterling, Kane, Southgate and Co smile for the cameras before flying out to their base for the tournament
Southgate and his players appeared in good spirits as they enjoyed their final few hours on these shores this week
Sterling smiles as he speaks with manager Southgate and England staff make final adjustments before the photograph
England’s squad pose in their World Cup suits. Back-row (L to R): Danny Welbeck, Phil Jones, Jordan Pickford, Dele Alli, Marcus Rashford, Kyle Walker, Fabian Delph and Jamie Vardy. Middle row (L to R): Martyn Margetson (GK coach), Harry Maguire, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Jack Butland, Eric Dier, John Stones, Gary Cahill, Nick Pope and Allan Russell (striker coach). Front row (L to R): Danny Rose, Jesse Lingard, Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane (captain), Gareth Southgate (manager), Steve Holland (assistant manager), Jordan Henderson, Ashley Young, Kieran Trippier and Trent Alexander-Arnold
ENGLAND’S OFFICIAL £413 WORLD CUP SUIT
Should England make it through the group stage, they’re likely to face Poland or Colombia in the last-16.
The squad depart St George’s Park for Birmingham Airport on Tuesday morning, taking a direct flight to St Petersburg, where they will board a coach and make the hour-long journey to their base at the ForRestMix Club in Repino.
They will continue their build-up with an open training session at the Spartak Zelenogorsk stadium – a 10 minute drive from the hotel – on Wednesday morning.
On Sunday, Southgate’s men will fly from St Petersburg to Volgograd for the opening fixture on Monday.