English fans detained in Amsterdam following drunken clashes with police

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Travelling England football fans embarrassed themselves once again by throwing beer on passing boats and clashing with police as they gear up for the Three Lions' clash with the Netherlands on Friday.

De Telegraaf talk of cans and bottles being thrown, and there's claims people have been throwing bicycles into canals, although the Dutch newspaper weren't able to get confirmation of that.

The England fans and their flags have been lined up on the banks of the canal for a couple of days now, with one fan even stripping off and diving head first into the canal on Thursday afternoon.

At least 25 England fans were arrested last night for drunken behaviour.

The men were mainly accused of disrupting public order, the police said.

Thousands of English fans are in Amsterdam today ahead of their country's friendly against Holland later.

"The number of arrests of England supporters has now climbed to close to 90", the Amsterdam police said in a tweet.


"I think it's important that our fans come and enjoy the game, that they support us in the right way, but I would strongly urge them to behave in the right way and respect our opponents and the country they're in", Southgate said on Thursday evening.

"Anything else that takes away from that performance for them would be a great shame".

England won 1-0, Manchester United's Jesse Lingard scoring the decisive goal.

Glass can be heard smashed as the friendly fixture continues to be marred by videos emerging of trouble in Amsterdam.

The FA will review those caught up in trouble in Amsterdam to see if ESTC members were involved and punish them accordingly.

Josh Mahoney, 23, is in Amsterdam with family for his first England game and told the Press Association the police were "very heavy handed". There was a riot van at the door pulling fans out of the pub.

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