England fans fight each other outside Wembley Stadium before Euro final kick off

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England fans appeared to be fighting each other and causing chaos in the capital just hours before of the Three Lions' historic Euro 2020 final clash with Italy.

Supporters were filmed where it looked like they were throwing punches at each other during a mass brawl on Wembley Way in London.

One fan was even filmed setting off a flare wedged in his bum.

The cause of the chaotic scenes remains unclear, but police quickly stepped in to diffuse the situation.

Thousands of supporters have descended on Wembley Stadium for the hotly-anticipated final.

And it seems to have all got too much for one group outside the Box Park venue, located just down from the 70,000-seater venue, the Mirror reports.

Several Three Lions fans in the footage appear to be throwing punches at each other, as well as grappling with fellow supporters and getting physical.

It is understood things calmed down very quickly, with a strong police presence outside England's national stadium.

However, England legend and commentator Rio Ferdinand was reportedly hit on the head with a beer can during the carnage.

Less than an hour earlier, England fans were filmed trashing Leicester Square.

Dozens of fans were captured throwing bottles, breaking windows and covering the London landmark in rubbish as hundreds gathered ahead of the game.

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Litter was strewn all across the square in what marked disgraceful scenes ahead of kick off.

The Three Lions take on Italy at Wembley with kick-off at 8pm. England have never won a European Championship before and have the chance to create history.

The Three Lions last major triumph came in 1966 when they they lifted the World Cup – also on home turf.

And unlike the fans on Wembley Way, Southgate urged his players to stay calm ahead of the fixture.

“I didn’t say very much at all before the semi-final because I felt the team were totally prepared,” Southgate said.

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“I normally assess where they are during the day. We usually have a meeting about the set plays in the morning, and then I’ll speak to them before we leave the hotel.

“You’re two hours before the game at that point. You want the message to resonate but it’s about how you make the players feel as much as anything. We don’t need to be getting them overhyped.

"There will be enough energy and excitement around the stadium due to the occasion itself.

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“We need to keep that calmness that we have had for the whole month. We’ve dealt with it really well.

"The game against Scotland, we were disappointed with how it went, but it was a big occasion for us.

"Germany was another one and then the quarter- and the semi-final. The players have coped remarkably well and I’m certain they will do so again.”

  • Rio Ferdinand
  • World Cup
  • London
  • Euro 2020
  • England Football Team
  • Police

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