Scotland and England fans face off in London with one tackled to floor by police

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Scotland and England fans have clashed in central London, with police officers surrounding the scene.

Thousands of Scots arrived in Leicester Square earlier ahead of the Euro 2020 clash.

Tensions have since escalated, and police have formed a barrier between the two groups of fans.

One of them has also been tackled to the ground.

The City of London Police confirmed: “Police are currently engaging with opposing fans in Leicester Square.

"Please continue to avoid the area."

The Daily Star has approached the force for further comment.

Around 20,000 Scots are thought to have travelled to England for the group stage game.

The much-anticipated match, the 115th in international football's oldest rivalry, is the first time the two sides have met in a major tournament since Euro 96, when Paul Gascoigne's famous goal sealed a 2-0 win.

The Met Police's football chief earlier warned fans not to travel to Wembley without a ticket.

Chief Inspector Joseph Stokoe said: "It's a shame, it feels like there aren't enough places for the fans to enjoy themselves, but that's why the message has always been – if you don't have a ticket, don't travel.

"Enjoy the match, enjoy the event locally, in a safer event… don't come here, because unfortunately because of what's gone on across the world, we've been unable to provide the amount of fan zones you might expect in normal times."

  • Scotland
  • England Football Team
  • Euro 2020
  • London

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