1. ITV Report

Outnumbered England fans expect no trouble in Donetsk

An England fan in Donetsk has her face painted ahead of England's clash with Ukraine tonight. Photo: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Only around 4,000 England fans are expected in Donetsk tonight.

But although they're likely to be outnumbered by at least ten to one inside the Donbass Arena, England supporters who spoke to ITV News said they'd seen nothing to give them any real cause for concern.

"I think we'll win, and it depends how they react to that, but we're not expecting any trouble," one England fan said.

"As long as everyone can just see it as a good time, whatever the result, hopefully it'll be trouble-free," said another.

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In particular, ethnic minorities had been warned they might become targets in Ukraine, but former player Stan Collymore, who is black, says those claims are "ill-informed and irresponsible."

"Some of the pre-tournament hype around violence and racism in Ukraine has been nothing short of a disgrace.

"I know there has been one or two issues in Poland, but I've been based here [Ukraine] for the whole tournament. I've got trains, I've flew, and I've walked off on my own and I've had no problems whatsoever."

England fans make a protest against Sol Campbell's advice not to travel to Ukraine or they could go home in a coffin. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

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