England fans attacked in Ukraine
Three England supporters have been taken to hospital in Kiev after an alleged attack ahead of Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Ukraine.
Local reports suggest a group of travelling fans were targeted in a coffee shop by around 30 hooded Ukrainians armed with knives.
A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: “We are aware of incidents in Kiev involving British nationals. We are providing consular assistance.”
The two sides also met at Euro 2012, a tournament which Ukraine co-hosted, but there were no reports of trouble.
Tottenham fans were targeted when they travelled to Rome for a Europa League game against Lazio last season and also when they played Lyon in the same campaign.
Information from the Press Association was used in this report.