Southgate ditches waistcoat for polka dot tie and navy suit for Euros opener

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GARETH SOUTHGATE wore a dapper Marks and Spencer suit and polka dot tie for England’s Euro 2020 opener against Croatia.

The Three Lions boss became an unlikely trend-setter at the 2018 World Cup, sending sales of the blue M&S garment up by 35 per cent.

Gareth Southgate wore a dapper Marks and Spencer suit and polka dot tie for England's Euro 2020 opener

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Gareth Southgate wore a dapper Marks and Spencer suit and polka dot tie for England’s Euro 2020 openerCredit: Getty
Gareth Southgate ditched his famous waistcoat

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Gareth Southgate ditched his famous waistcoatCredit: Getty
Gareth Southgate pictured before the Euros opener

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Gareth Southgate pictured before the Euros openerCredit: AFP
Gareth Southagte pictured at Wembley

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Gareth Southagte pictured at WembleyCredit: AFP

But he has ditched the more casual look ahead of the delayed European Championship, with some fans not impressed.

The 50-year-old was suited and booted in navy, having worn a pyjama-style polo shirt in England’s final friendly.

And while Southgate played it safe with the clean cut suit, he made some big calls in his selection choices.

Kieran Trippier was preferred to Luke Shaw and Ben Chilwell at left-back with Jack Grealish benched.

The squad arrived in casual England tracksuits and were pictured checking out the Wembley pitch.

Ahead of the tournament, snaps of the team’s final photoshoot at St. George’s Park were released this weekend.

The players looked sharp in their navy suits, which were accompanied by white shirts and brown shoes.

A nice navy tie – which featured red and white stripes – completed the dashing get-up.

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Most of the players had no issue assembling their outfits, although that wasn’t the case for Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish.

Grealish had to enlist the help of Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson to fix his tie.

Manchester City winger Phil Foden also appeared to have trouble putting on his tie, although he eventually managed to get it on.

England players on the Wembley pitch

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England players on the Wembley pitchCredit: Reuters
Raheem Sterling pictured with Declan Rice

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Raheem Sterling pictured with Declan RiceCredit: Getty
England captain Harry Kane before the match

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England captain Harry Kane before the matchCredit: EPA



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