Gareth Southgate has labelled it ‘an embarrassment’ that England will have to face Italy behind closed doors on Saturday.

The ban on spectators comes as a result of the ugly scenes that marred the Euro 2020 final at Wembley last year, with ticketless fans storming the stadium and clashing with police and stewards.

European football’s governing body UEFA handed the FA a two-match spectator ban as a result, although the second of those is suspended.

Only 3,000 supporters will be able to attend Saturday’s Nations League encounter at Molineux as a result, and the majority of them will be children.

England fans were in the spotlight again earlier this week, with seven arrested before the clash with Germany in Munich – including for performing Nazi salutes.



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