England boss Gareth Southgate urges fans to behave ahead of Nations League clash in Germany

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It is understood that the police have confiscated 880 passports of England fans ahead of Tuesday's fixture at the Allianz Arena.

The Three Lions have been given an allocation of 3,466, but it is expected some fans will travel without tickets or will have purchased those in home sections of the ground.

A police delegation will be dispatched to Munich in order to partner with local law-enforcement, safety personnel and security advisers who are set to be based around the stadium and the city. Not since September 2019 has a full England allocation travelled to an away game.

Asked about the behaviour of fans, Southgate said: "I think we know because of the landscape at the moment that the spotlight is going to be on so we all want to be coming away talking about a brilliant night and be talking about good football and a stunning atmosphere.

"We don't have any control over that. We can only ask that's what our supporters deliver."

Since 2014 there have been over 70,000 checks on applications to join the England Supporters Travel Club, with authorities looking to clamp down on troublemakers. A number of fans were arrested in Amsterdam ahead of a friendly with the Netherlands back in 2018. Southgate said such behaviour leading into matches does affect the squad and that he is left "embarrassed" when it does happen. "It definitely has an impact," he said. "Staff are working on things detracting from the main part of their job. You are embarrassed when you hear about it, because you know it's a representation of your country.

"In the same way, there's been a brilliant representation of that across the world in the last couple of days (for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations). "So we're always conscious of that. I think we can only give the correct messages - it's then you've got to rely on people behaving themselves. "I think we have supporters from all parts of the country who travel brilliantly, and leave foreign countries with a great feeling about England and English supporters. "We know that there's always been others that do it a different way, and that's been the same for 40-odd years. We've still got to try to police that as well as we can, and make sure we keep stopping people from doing those things. That's not easy to control, frankly."

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