Fans could be fined £1000 for flying flags during Euro

English football fans need to worry about receiving fines for waving flags from their vehicles on their way to the EURO match this weekend.

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British fans

To be patriotic or pay a hefty fine: this is the dilemma football fans in England must ponder on their commute to Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

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Waving flags

If they choose to be patriotic and fly English (or Croatian) flags from their cars, these fansrisk paying up to £1000 in fines for obstructing the view of nearby motorists.

Knowing this law, the mood on the motorway might be dampened for fans eager to watch England versus Croatia for their opening match of Group D at the UEFA European Championship.

Previewing England at EURO 2020

The Three Lions, led by manager Gareth Southgate, are aiming to win the Euro for the first time in their history, featuring a roster mixed of experience and young, exciting talent.

Some of the big names in his 26-man squad include: Harry Maguire of Manchester United, John Stones of Manchester City, Jordan Henderson of Liverpool, Mason Mount of Chelsea, Harry Kane of Tottenham, and Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund.

Maguire and Henderson both struggled with injuries during the final days of their clubs’ campaigns, but appear fit to play in the group stage matches.

Southgate made other notable decisions such as selecting four right-backs in Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool, Reece James of Chelsea, Kieran Trippier of Atletico Madrid, and Kyle Walker of Manchester City.

The trio of young attackers in Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, and Sancho are set to torment defenses. With more experienced forwards like Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford, and Kane also able to lead the line, Southgate will have a plethora of options up front.

England are in Group D alongside Croatia, Czech Republic, and Scotland. At EURO 2016 in France, England embarrassingly lost to Iceland in the Round of 16.

Roy Hodgson was sacked as manager and replaced by Southgate, who led England to the semi-finals of the 2018 World cup, losing to Croatia in extra-time.

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