The new Nike France away shirt for the 2018 World Cup has been given a premature debut in alternative style by NBA New York Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina. The 19 year-old Frenchman has provided a first look at the away shirt that's set to be worn in Russia this summer.

As the World Cup countdown encapsulates the wider sporting community, and with brands crossing respective sport categories more than ever, we'd bet on more high-profile sports stars featuring in their nation's colours throughout the summer. As for the France away shirt, it's a clean white edition with a distinct graphic print across the entire body for a smart aesthetic.

For the country 🇫🇷🏀⚽️ #moam #equipedefrance @nikefootball

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You can expect to see the France Home and Away shirts for the 2018 World Cup officially launched in the coming days, ahead of the imminent international break. Oh, and we're still trying to figure out how someone who is 6 foot 5 was born after France won the World Cup in 1998.