British police report 'very nice atmosphere' in Manaus

British police have witnessed a "very nice" atmosphere in Manaus ahead of England's opening World Cup match against Italy tonight.

Speaking to Good Morning Britain's sports presenter Sean Fletcher in Manaus, Chief Superintendent Rachel Barber - who is leading the delegation of four - said police currently had no concerns about any of the 5,000 fans that have travelled to Brazil.

GMB's Sean Fletcher with British police in Manaus. Credit: Good Morning Britain/@RavGMB

"This is a low-key deployment, the fans are pretty well behaved, they are here to enjoy

the football, it is a very nice atmosphere," Ms Barber told GMB.

"If we see trouble, we will have a quick word and help people to stay calm."

Police said no fans with banning orders have attempted to come to Brazil, with 95% of those asked to surrender their passports having done so.

"The experience we have is the reputation of England fans abroad has changed, fans have embraced enjoying a different culture," she added.

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