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England face security issues in Nations League as Three Lions draw Hungary after World Cup racism and trouble with crowds

The owners of ENGLAND had a lot of headaches after the draw against Hungary in the Nations League.

Gareth Southgate must bring his team back to Budapest, where players were subjected to racist abuse during a World Cup qualifier in September.

England captains will have another home game against Hungary to deal with after the trouble last time the teams met at Wembley

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England captains will have another home game against Hungary to deal with after the trouble last time the teams met at WembleyCredit: Rex
And the Three Lions will have to go to Budapest, where Raheem Sterling is racially abused

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And the Three Lions will have to go to Budapest, where Raheem Sterling is racially abused

The Three lions Yesterday they delivered a tough series of matches in their League A group, with Italy and Germany also in attendance.

Matches will be played in June and September next year, with the final England reached two years ago, in 2023.

Hungary was fined nearly £160,000 and banned for two games, one of which was suspended, following problems in September.

Fifa’s Disciplinary Committee acted after Jude Bellingham and Raheem Sterling were targeted with monkey calls, while objects were thrown at the players during the Three Lions’ 4-0 win.

Hungary was then forced to play a World Cup qualifier at home against Albania behind closed doors.

Similarly, the FA faces security issues for the second leg at home.


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Hungary fans, supported by Polish supporters, caused problems at the away end at the start of World Cup qualifying at Wembley in October, with a score of 1-1.

The Metropolitan Police said there was ‘minor disturbance’ from fans after officers entered the stands to make arrests for racially aggravated public disorder.

The match date will be announced on Friday.

It is hoped that the home game against Hungary will be England’s first game in June, as that match will be played behind closed doors as punishment for the disorderly behavior of those involved. backing at the Euro 2020 final against Italy.

England manager Gareth Southgate said: “They are fantastic matches to look forward to.

“Nations League and its format are geared towards these types of games.

“Whoever we pull out of the first two pots will be high-level opponents and that’s what we want to lead to a World Cup year.

“We’ve had a tough schedule over the past 12 months but the high quality of the games is what helps the team improve and those are the games where we learn the most.”

Likely, the game in Budapest could also be played behind closed doors.

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Hungary has been banned for three other matches, with one suspended, after fans made racist chants during Euro 2020.

Asked about the clash, Southgate said: “We don’t know when that game will be and if it’s a game that can be played behind closed doors, but we have to understand. that it could be a tough match.

“They went to Wembley and played really well, making life difficult for us, so it’s another challenge but we have to respond in the right way.”

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