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Scotland fans without group game tickets for England urged not to travel to London

Scottish football fans have been asked not to travel to London for their country's Euro 2020 match against England at Wembley unless they have a ticket or a safe place to watch the game.


Scotland take on England in a Group D match on June 18, with around 2,600 of the 21,500 tickets allocated for the game going to their fans.


Scottish supporters often congregate in London's Trafalgar Square but will be unable to do so in June as the venue is hosting a socially-distanced fan zone for key workers.


In a joint statement released on Wednesday along with the Scottish Government and Scottish FA, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: "I love the atmosphere that Scottish fans always bring to major football tournaments.


"However, I am today urging all fans to only come to London if you have a ticket for the match or if you have arranged a safe place to watch it from, in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines.


"We have all been through so much over the last 15 months and while I know everyone wants to have a great time during the Euros, it is vital that we make sure the competition is safe and takes place in an environment that we can all enjoy."


Scotland's Culture Minister Jenny Gilruth added: "There will be huge interest in the Scotland vs England game at Wembley.


"Although we have made great progress, we all still have an important part to play in making sure we keep the virus under control.


"So I urge all football fans to plan in advance how you are going to enjoy the tournament and only travel to London for June 18 if you have a ticket or a safe place to watch the match from."


Scottish FA chief executive Ian Maxwell said: "We ask all supporters not to travel to London for our Group D match on June 18 against England unless they have a ticket for the match."




Author: Jake Wilkin