England fans behaviour 'appalling' after arrest in football friendly vs Netherlands

Footage of England fans belting out

Footage of England fans belting out "Fenian bastards" song in Amsterdam emerges ahead of friendly

An initial statement, which was quickly updated to reflect the growing number, said the Amsterdam police had arrested 70 fans.

England are playing the Netherlands tonight in a friendly in the Dutch capital.

Footage emerged of riot police dispersing fans in the city's red light district and one Englishman was injured in clashes and taken to hospital.

Jesse Lingard's maiden worldwide goal secured victory for England, who are next in action against Italy on Wednesday (AEDT).

An Amsterdam police spokesman told Press Association Sport: "We arrested 90 English people, mainly because they were disturbing the peace".

On Thursday 25 arrests were made after beer bottles were thrown at police, and the problems have been centered on the Red Light District, with police telling De Telegraaf it's been calm elsewhere.

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England manager Gareth Southgate has said he was disappointed to hear about the trouble with the fans.

Southgate had urged supporters to behave on the eve of Friday's friendly, but those words were clearly ignored by some of the 5,253 fans in the away section.

It was England's last scheduled away match before they travel to Russian Federation for this year's World Cup, with a well-deserved win against a Dutch side who will be one of the major absentees from the tournament. "They will be the mirror of our country that people in Holland look at".

The trouble in Amsterdam comes a year after unsavoury scenes marred England's friendly against Germany in Dortmund.

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.

Wielding batons, England fans were forced to flee as they faced a barrage of attacks from the police.

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