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Nearly 100 English football fans were arrested in Amsterdam last night ahead of their friendly game against the Netherlands.

And being in Amsterdam is a pretty cool away day for supporters given how exciting the Dutch capital is.

England manager Gareth Southgate had urged supporters to behave on the eve of Friday's friendly, where his side will be backed by 5,253 fans in the away section.

However, Southgate's words appear to have been ignored and the news will further tarnish the reputation of England supporters who have a long history of hooliganism.

Dutch riot police maintain order among England football fans on Friday.

The 1-0 defeat in March 2017 led the Football Association to clamp down on boorish behaviour, with lifetime bans from the England Supporters Travel Club (ESTC) dished out for the first time after two individuals were caught making Nazi gestures.

England take on the Netherlands at the Amsterdam Arena on Friday night in an global friendly as they continue their preparations for the World Cup.

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Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard scored England's goal.

"I heard some of the booing of the anthem which obviously isn't acceptable", the England manger said.

The trouble in Amsterdam comes a year after unsavoury scenes marred England's friendly against Germany in Dortmund.

Trouble started in Amsterdam on Thursday night, when police detained 25 England fans for throwing beer bottles at officers.

A total of 27 members were suspended for their behaviour in Dortmund. "As was reiterated ahead of the fixture, we always urge supporters to respect our hosts and behave in a responsible manner", the statement read.

And they have been in good voice as per, with Englishmen up and down the country gathering along the historic canals that wind their way through the city.

Josh Mahoney, 23, is in Amsterdam with family for his first England game and told the Press Association the police were "very heavy handed".


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