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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 16 October 2018

Dh2.4m number plate up for grabs if England win World Cup

Midfielder Eric Dier has been offered the UK plate 'NO 4', currently on a new football-themed Land Rover, if Three Lions triumph in Russia

England begin their 2018 World Cup campaign today with one of their players having the added drive to succeed in Russia.

Eric Dier is being offered a multimillion-dirham car number plate if the Three Lions win the tournament.

The “NO 4” plate, which is estimated to be worth £500,000 (Dh2.4 million), belongs to British-based car-modification company Kahn Design.

They have offered it to the midfielder should his team lift the trophy on July 15. The link? Dier wears the No 4 shirt for England.

The plate is currently being worn by a special-edition, football-themed Land Rover by the Chelsea Truck Company, a subsidiary of Kahn Design, which sells its highly tricked-out vehicles across the world, including in the UAE.

The World Cup Edition Defender comes in a striking honey-mustard paint job, with exposed bolts and flared arches accentuating the Land Rover’s rugged looks, plus a luxurious cabin that features quilted leather sports seats. It is on sale now for £69,995 (Dh340,263).

“I hope my gesture possibly motivates him that little bit extra to bring the World Cup home," says the company’s boss and founder Afzal Kahn, who will also hand over the plates “1966 DB”, “S50 CER” and “F00 71E” to England players should they taste victory.

Dier isn't the only footballer that is in the market for automotive prizes. Serbian defender Aleksander Kolarov will be driving away in a brand new Lada after scoring the winner against Costa Rica on Sunday.

The gift is from the acting governor of Samara, Dmitry Azarov.

"He was very happy and the entire team celebrated the news," Azarov told the Izvestia newspaper.

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