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World Cup 2018: England 'thugs' stopped from going to Russia

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Over 1,200 British 'thugs' banned from attending matches have surrendered their ahead of in Russia, the UK Office said today.

Of 1,312 individuals with banning orders, 1,254 have given up their documents before the tournament, which starts tomorrow.

Police say they will continue working to trace the remaining 58.

The action would ensure "thugs" would not "ruin the tournament for real fans", the quoted Nick as saying.

About 10,000 people from the UK are expected to travel to for the World Cup, it said.

In March, had to reassure Russian authorities only "genuine fans" would make the journey, after more than 100 supporters were arrested when England played the in

There were also violent clashes between and England supporters when the two countries played each other in at Euro 2016.

Police will be deployed at during to stop known troublemakers from travelling to Russia, the report said.

A delegation from the UK will travel to to work with their police counterparts during the tournament.

banning orders are imposed by courts and can last for up to 10 years.

There are 327 banned individuals who do not hold and they are not required to report to police.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 18:00 IST