Gareth Southgate worried about disorder in Prague and racism in Sofia

• England play Czech Republic in Euro 2020 qualifier on a Friday
• Bulgaria have been punished for racist chanting this year

Gareth Southgate has admitted he fears the worst when it comes to England’s next two qualifying matches and the potential for disorder involving the team’s supporters in the Czech Republic as well as the risk of players being racially abused when they move on to Bulgaria.

Southgate said he was not confident the game in Sofia on 14 October would pass without any racial abuse, citing what had happened when England visited in 2011 and the monkey chants directed at Ashley Young, Theo Walcott and Ashley Cole.

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