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England star get suited for Russia as new boy Nick Pope takes part in the the national team kit unveiling

England star get suited for Russia as new boy Nick Pope looks the part in the the national team kit.
Stars of the national team squad, including Adam Lallana, Eric Dier and Jake Livermore, were fitted for new suits for their trip to Russia this summer.

England travel to Holland on Friday for a friendly before hosting Italy at Wembley next Tuesday, as Gareth Southgate’s side step up preparations for the tournament.
As a result, in a break from training at St. George’s Park, the players were called in to get sized up for their new outfits.

The players were also photographed in the the kits they will wear this summer – an exciting proposition for any player, but none more so than the four men who have received their first senior international call-up.

Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope, Clarets defender James Tarkowski, Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook and Swansea centre back Alfie Mawson could all make their debuts after being picked by Southgate.
Pope, who has hugely impressed for Burnley this season, was seen being measured up and snapped in the bright yellow goalkeeping jersey.

The keeper, who began the year as No 2 at Turf Moor behind Tom Heaton before taking his chance following an injury to the No 1, admitted he never expected to earn a call-up for his country.

However Pope has now said he is targeting the starting spot in Russia, and certainly looked the part in the all-yellow strip.

The games against Holland and Italy will see the England players wear, for the first time, the strips they will play in at the World Cup.

The friendlies provide an ideal audition for those on the fringes of Southgate’s thoughts, in the final months before the main event.

England will have another two warm-up games after the league season is finished, before taking on Tunisia, Panama and Belgium in Group G of the 2018 finals.

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