Montenegro FA urges home fans to behave for England visit

Riot police walk to the City Stadium in Podgorica the last time Montenegro took on England at home, in October 2011. Photo: PA

The Football Association of Montenegro has warned home fans to behave during Tuesday night's World Cup qualifier against England.

Montenegro have been hit with fines totalling 90,000 euros (around £77,000) in the last 18 months over crowd trouble.

Home fans invaded the pitch at the Podgorica City Stadium the last time England visited, an action which led to the association being fined £30,000.

Games that have followed against San Marino and the Czech Republic were marred by flare-throwing while one home supporter threw a seat at Poland's goalkeeper during their World Cup qualifier earlier this season.

Dejan Savicevic, the former AC Milan striker who is now president of the national association (FSCG) told a press conference in the Montenegrin capital today: "I'd like to appeal to our fans to cheer and support our players in a sporting manner and in the right fashion.

"I'm saying this because, in the last year and a half, our association has had to pay penalties of up to 90,000 euros after incidents at this ground."

England will top Group H if they beat current leaders Montenegro night.