England to wear white in Euros final with Germany made to change kit

England will be wearing all white when the Lionesses take on Germany in the Women’s European Championship final.

Uefa has confirmed that the hosts will be in their first-choice colours as they attempt to win their first major trophy by beating the eight-times champions at Wembley on Sunday evening. Germany will turn out in dark green.

When England men played West Germany at Wembley in the World Cup final of 1966 they famously wore red shirts, and Germany white, after losing a coin toss to their opponents. This year, the German men’s team played England in Munich wearing the white shirt of the women’s team, a message of support before the Euros.

The Football Association has confirmed there will be “robust” security measures in place for the sold-out fixture, a year after scenes of widespread unrest tarnished the men’s European Championship final. England lost on penalties, but saw their performance overshadowed by attempts from thousands of ticketless individuals to storm the stadium.

In order to ensure a “safe and memorable experience” the FA said there would be a substantial police presence along Olympic Way with alcohol also banned in the areas around the ground. An enhanced security presence will be in place to deter those without a ticket from approaching the turnstiles.

The FA owns and operates Wembley and a spokesperson for the stadium said: “The safety and security of fans at Wembley Stadium is of paramount importance and we have robust security measures in place before, during and after all events at the stadium.

“Wembley Stadium always exceeds the minimum requirement for security personnel and stewards for events. This is to ensure that anyone coming to Wembley Stadium can enjoy a safe and memorable experience.”

England secured their place in the final thanks to a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Sweden on Tuesday. On Wednesday Germany edged past France 2-1. The teams go into the match with their players tied at the top of the Golden Boot table: England’s Beth Mead and Germany’s Alexandra Popp have six goals each.