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Euro 2020 final: “No security breaches of people without tickets getting inside the stadium,” says English FA

A general view inside Wembley Stadium prior to the Euro 2020 final.

(CNN)The English Football Association said there was a security incident involving football fans without tickets ahead of Sunday’s Euro 2020 final between England and Italy at Wembley Stadium.”We are dealing with an incident that occurred at the outer security perimeter area of the stadium, with support from police,” an English Football Association spokesperson told CNN.”Safety measures were quickly activated in the relevant areas and there were no security breaches of people without tickets getting inside the stadium.”European football’s governing body UEFA added: “Everything is under control. They could not enter the stadium.””There is no place for such unacceptable behaviour at football grounds.”Sunday’s showpiece is the first major international soccer final England has reached since 1966.Hours before the England plays Italy in Euro 2020 final, thousands of supporters crowd outside Leicester Square tube station.Hours before the England plays Italy in Euro 2020 final, thousands of supporters crowd outside Leicester Square tube station.READ: England fined over £35,000 for laser incident

‘People jumping off street lamps’

In central London some fans gathered to watch the final started leaving Leicester Square as people started throwing beers, PA News reported.”We’ve just come out of there because it was too much. They’re trying to barricade the road and everything,” Thulase Sivasothy told PA News.”We were just in Soho now and it’s crazy. There’s so much passion in London today,” Sivasothy added.Another fan, Eric Pinto told PA News: “People are throwing beers. But that’s England, that’s how we celebrate. I can’t even imagine what it’s going to b like if we win.”Britain’s Metropolitan Police said it had seen “people jumping off street lamps or hoardings.””Streets around Piccadilly Circus & Leicester Square are busy with fans. We have officers on hand. We’d urge everyone to keep themselves safe and look out for each other,” tweeted the Metropolitan Police.Rowdy fans also tried to push their way into a fan zone in Trafalgar Square set up to watch Sunday’s final, according to the Metropolitan Police.”A large crowd of fans have gathered near to the fan zone in Trafalgar Square attempting to push in without tickets. There are no more tickets or seats available in the fan zone. We’re engaging with this crowd and telling them to disperse,” said the Metropolitan Police on Twitter.

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Akanbi cut his teeth in Journalism after leaving the Federal Polytechnic, Offa with a National Diploma in Mass Communication and proceeded to the University of Abuja to study the English Language. He is a Teacher, Project Manager, IT Consultant, a Backend Software Engineer and a Blogger.

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