Hungarian fans clash with police as fighting breaks out at Wembley Stadium


Hungarian fans clashed with police at Wembley at the start of Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against England.

About 800 Hungarian fans are in the stadium for the World Cup qualifier with England.

Police officers armed with batons tried to calm the situation, as boos from home fans could be heard.

It is unclear what caused the problem, but according to fans inside the stadium, supporters outside could be seen pushing the stewards.

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Within seconds, police responded as punches were thrown and fights broke out in the stands.

Eventually, the situation was brought under control as play continued.

The incident comes after Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham were racially abused during the second leg in Hungary last month.

FIFA ordered Hungary to play two FIFA competitive matches behind closed doors at home, including one suspended for two years, following racist behavior by fans.

The fanbase was once again under scrutiny in London, with traveling fans booing as the England players took the knee before kick-off.

Clashes then broke out in the far section, with police apparently using batons in an attempt to control the crowd before appearing to be forced into the lobby.

In a statement, the FA said: “We are aware of an incident in the away section during this evening’s FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers at Wembley Stadium.

“We will investigate and report the incident to FIFA.”

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