Euro 2024: Riot police called in to tackle hooligan-led clash between England and Serbia fans

Riot police secure an area where a Serbia fan was attacked ahead of Serbia's game against England in Gelsenkirchen at Euro 2024.
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England fans have reportedly been involved in ugly scenes in Germany in the hours leading up the the Three Lions’ opening group stage game against Serbia in Group C of Euro 2024.

The game is set to kick off at 8pm UK time, with Germany an hour ahead, with 20,000 ticketed England fans in Gelsenkirchen for the occasion and more than half as many again turning up despite not having tickets.

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Steven Chicken

Steven Chicken has been working as a football writer since 2009, taking in stints with Football365 and the Huddersfield Examiner. Steven still covers Huddersfield Town home and away for his own publication, Steven is a two-time nominee for Regional Journalist of the Year at the prestigious British Sports Journalism Awards, making the shortlist in 2020 and 2023.