29/08/2003

Fans urged to stay away from Euro tie

The Foreign Office is "strongly urging" England fans not to travel to Macedonia for the match between Macedonia and England on 6 September.

The FA has not taken up its allocation of tickets for this match, and any fan who gains, or attempts to gain, access to the stadium risks being banned for life from obtaining tickets from the FA, the Foreign Office has said.

A department spokesperson said: "Those who travel to the match without a ticket will only be able to attempt access to the stadium via unauthorised means, such as the black market or forged tickets. The Macedonian authorities have stated that they will deal very firmly with any fans that misbehave."

(gmcg)

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