FA condemn England supporters after trouble in Amsterdam

Police figures admitted surprise that the FA arranged a pre World Cup game in Amsterdam

Police figures admitted surprise that the FA arranged a pre World Cup game in Amsterdam

Dutch police detained 90 England soccer supporters Friday for public order breaches ahead of their team's friendly global against the Netherlands in Amsterdam.

Riot cops then swooped in Amsterdam's famous Red Light District and made 60 arrests after they "imprisoned" fans on a canal bridge.

The statement said the 25 "drunken" fans were detained for "various offences" which included beer bottles being thrown at police officers.

There is a fear that poorly behaved fans in Holland could impact treatment at the World Cup
There is a fear that poorly behaved fans in Holland could impact treatment at the World Cup

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

Over 100 travelling supporters were arrested across two days in Amsterdam, overshadowing an impressive 1-0 win for Gareth Southgate's side at the Johan Cruyff Arena on Saturday (AEDT).

"When we arrested that group it became quiet in the red light district".

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Speaking about the arrests, Southgate said: "Without knowing the details, obviously it's not something I want to hear because I think our players have represented their country really well with pride and with some style".

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 dished out for the first time after two individuals were caught making Nazi gestures. 'As was reiterated ahead of the fixture, we always urge supporters to respect our hosts and behave in a responsible manner.

Some England supporters do the country no good when it comes to improving their reputation on trips overseas. "They will be the mirror of our country that people in Holland look at".

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In a statement released on Twitter, the FA confirmed they will work alongside the UK Football Policing Unit in an attempt to identify those involved.

Meanwhile, three women aboard a canal boat had to shelter under umbrellas after they were doused with alcohol by England fans revelling in a weekend long session in Amsterdam, as they threatened to draw more criticism for their outlandish behaviour.

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