What has happened to Danny Rose's socks?

Danny Rose's socks appear to have more holes in them than the England defence against Belgium.

The left-back had taken to the field in what looks like moth-eaten red stockings before being hooked at half-time.

Cut up: Danny Rose in action against Belgium – with huge holes in his socks
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As yet, there is no explanation as to why the Tottenham man couldn't find a fresh pair for the third place play-off game with Belgium.

Last season Real Madrid's Gareth Bale strategically cut holes in his socks in a bid to find a solution to the injuries which hindered his season.

He says the holes ease pressure on his muscles as he came back from months out.

Social media is awash with speculation with the FA surely able to provide new kit for their players.

Rose is starting only his second game for the Three Lions over in Russia after a stop-start campaign for Spurs.

He was at fault for Belgium's first goal, converted by Thomas Meunier after only four minutes.

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England manager Gareth Southgate gave Rose the nod over Ashley Young, one of five changes he made.

Fabian Delph, Phil Jones, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Eric Dier have also been given starting places.

Southgate stressed the importance of finishing on a high following semi-final defeat to Croatia on Wednesday night.

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