FA head of security warns of trouble before England’s October trip to Prague

• Tony Conniford concerned over presence of far-right groups
• “Deeply embarrassed” by scenes in Porto during Nations League

The Football Association’s head of security has warned of more trouble when England travel to Prague to play the Czech Republic on a Friday night in October – and said the authorities may have to reconsider when to play such games in the future.

Tony Conniford admitted he was “deeply embarrassed” by the bad behaviour of a section of England fans who threw bottles at police in Porto and were abusive to locals – and conceded it could easily happen again the next time England travel abroad.

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