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Former Arsenal and England captain Tony Adams spoke to Radio 4's Today programme about the prevalence of gambling companies sponsoring football teams. Asked whether he thought such sponsorship should stop, he said: "Yes absolutely. I think it's time. Like the alcohol sponsorship of the past."

But actually, there is nothing to stop alcohol companies sponsoring football teams in the English Premier League - it is down to the clubs to choose their sponsors.

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After Nike kitted out more teams for the first time in 2014, Adidas has fought back, this year sponsoring 12 teams. German brand Puma is a distant third, with just four relatively lowly teams in the competition, compared to the eight it kitted out in 2014.

This article takes a look at which kit manufacturers did best in recent World Cups.

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Classic Football Shirts' ‘Fabric of Football’ pop-up event at the National Football Museum in Manchester will give fans the chance to see some of “The greatest football shirts of all time.”

- A display of over 500+ designs, including collections from iconic World Cup Finals, Champions League and the FA Cup matches
- FREE event, open to the public - Sunday 11th March 10.00am – 5.00pm

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Italy has always been a home to style and some of the world’s finest sportswear manufacturers, so picking the top 15 kits in Serie A in the last 50 years was quite a task.

The Gentleman Ultra writers and readers pick their 15 favourite Serie A kits while (just about) managing to stay friends.

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ITV documentary which charts the stratospheric rise and fall of football replica kit pioneers Admiral, from its beginnings as a maker of nuns' knickers to its role in kick-starting a new multi-billion pound sportswear industry with their brand new strips.

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Football clubs will be banned from signing shirt sponsorship deals with betting companies under a Labour government, as the party pledges to tackle a “hidden epidemic” of addiction and protect children from early exposure to gambling.

The policy, unveiled by deputy leader Tom Watson, is understood to be the first of a series of proposals to curb the power of gambling firms, ramping up pressure on the government ahead of its own review of the industry.

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The Ireland football team will end the World Cup qualifying campaign with a new kit sponsor after severing their 23-year association with Umbro.

American firm New Balance will take over the contract from August, with Martin O'Neill's side due to wear the new brand for the first time against Georgia on September 2.

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