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England fans issued with several warnings ahead of last-16 Euros game

England fans have been issued with several warnings ahead of their last-16 Euros game with the country still in lockdown due to Covid.

Germany will face the Three Lions in the first game of the knockouts after twice coming from behind to knock battling Hungary out of the tournament.

A superb header by Adam Szalai, who plays his club football in Germany for Mainz, had given Hungary a surprise lead in Munich.

Andras Schafer thought he had won it for the Hungarians with a header, this was 90 seconds after Kai Havertz had equalised, before substitute Leon Goretzka levelled it up again, making it 2-2 six minutes from the end.


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It meant the Germans finish second in Group F and will now meet Gareth Southgate’s side at Wembley in a hugely anticipated last-16 match next Tuesday with a 5pm kick off.

It will be the perfect opportunity for fans to make the most of pubs and bars being open with the summer sunshine also making it perfect conditions to watch the game.

However, a health organisation is urging the public to ‘plan ahead’ in relation to visiting your local public house for the tie against Germany.

Dorset HealthCare provides mental health services and many physical health services within it’s area and have asked people to check the latest guidance before meeting others in order to stop the spread of Covid during the pandemic.

A big number of crowds are expected to gather at social hotspots across the county for the nation’s next game on the 29th of June.

It’s expected that fans will also chant the ’10 German bombers’ song, something which happened during a friendly against Germany a few years back and saw the FA ban several England fans.


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A spokesman from Dorset HealthCare, said: “England are through to the knockout stages

“Remember, we all want to enjoy Euro 2020 safely. So remember to plan ahead, check the latest guidance and enjoy the tournament responsibly.”

The guidance from the government includes to meet outside rather than inside where possible; keep two metres apart from people that you do not live with – unless you have formed a support bubble with them, and minimise travel in and out of affected areas.

Meanwhile, a councillor has pleaded with the public after England fans were criticised for spilling out into Ecclesall Road, Sheffield and stopping traffic.

Crowds gathered in Ecclesall Road after England's 1-0 Euro win against Croatia on Sunday.

A council spokesman said on the hundreds that gathered in the street: “It’s great that we can come together for the football and have something to celebrate but while you’re enjoying yourselves please make sure you stick to the guidelines and don’t trash the city.”

Gary Binns, who captured the scenes as he drove home, described the crowds as ‘shocking’.

He explained that police officers had to be deployed to disperse the group and how on the other end of the road firefighters were called out to deal with a fire after the full time whistle.

The 42-year-old said: “The scenes on Ecclesall Road in Sheffield yesterday after England’s game with Croatia were shocking.

“Not only was it against Covid rules but these are the sort of scenes that are going to keep putting back the end of lockdown restrictions.”

He added after the England v Croatia game: “Boris Johnson is expected to make an announcement today about delaying the full lifting of lockdown restrictions and it is scenes like those witnesses yesterday which are just not helping.

“Many of us want to get back to living our lives normally again, doing the things we haven’t been able to for so long, but then you get crowds like this which are going to put us back to square one again.”

Another warning for England fans, on a different subject matter, sees supporters urged to “avoid like the plague” websites selling tickets to England’s first knockout match of Euro 2020, with internet touts already demanding thousands of pounds for a seat at Wembley with over 45,000 expected to be let in.

A small number of extra tickets were officially made available via UEFA last night.

However, hundreds more have been advertised at inflated prices on secondary sites, despite governing body regulations banning resale above face value.

Websites are flogging tickets as high as £3,000, though it was reported in the Times that some were going for as much as £10,000.

The sites selling pricey seats seen by MailOnline include LiveFootballTickets, which is offering tickets from £693.50 to £3,000

Adam Webb, founder of the FanFair Alliance which has campaigned for reforms over ticket sales, has urged fans to be careful when trying to buy online.

He told the Times: ‘There are three facts everyone needs to know about so-called secondary ticketing websites. 

‘First, they are typically registered overseas and are set up specifically to target British consumers…second, they tend to operate in open breach of UK consumer protection laws. 

‘And third, the tickets on these platforms are predominantly listed by large-scale touts, some of whom do not even possess the tickets they are selling.’  

LiveFootballTickets also charges customers a hefty £900 'service fee' when buying seats
Tickets for England's clash with Germany are also going for four-figure sums on Ticombo

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