England women will face Northern Ireland in their home strip – despite being the away side – to help colourblind viewers of Friday’s Euro 2022 match at St Mary’s
- England are the away side at St Mary’s when they take on Northern Ireland
- But they will still compete in their home strip to help colourblind viewers
- Sarina Wiegman’s side have already qualified for the quarter-final stages
- Click here for all the latest World Cup 2022 news and updates
England Women will revert from their crimson away kit to their standard white home kit when they face Northern Ireland in Friday’s Euro 2022 clash to help colourblind viewers.
England will play at St Mary’s stadium as the away side on Friday night but in a similar move to a World Cup qualifier between the two sides, they will play in a home strip.
Northern Ireland, who are so far winless in the competition, also wore white instead of green when they met Austria and Norway earlier in the competition as they play in red.
England Women will play in white instead of red in their Euro 2022 tie with Northern Ireland
A spokesperson for Colour Blind Awareness said to The Athletic: ‘We’re obviously delighted when organisers and teams make decisions on kits to avoid kit clashes for colour blind fans and players.
‘However, there is still a lot of work to be done with the less well known problematic colour combinations and especially around ‘clashing’ goalkeeper and match officials’ kits.’
England, meanwhile, have advanced into the knock-out stages of European Championship with two wins from two against Austria and Norway.
Northern Ireland did the same when they played Austria and Norway in the tournament
Sarina Wiegman’s side know that victory against Northern Ireland in Southampton will see them advance as group winners.
Wiegman will likely rotate her squad with one eye on the quarter-final.
Demi Stokes is unavailable with a minor knee problem.
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