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In a number of clips filmed this evening at the stadium, fans can be seen pushing security guards - some of whom fought back, out of the way and storming onto the stadium's outer concourse.
Police can't stop the England :flag_black: fans without tickets storming the ticket entrances at Wembley - not enough riot police to deal with the weight amount of the crowd - kicking off !!! pic.twitter.com/ZM7KpbMmQJ
- Paul Brown :flag_gb: Browns fan:football: London News :movie_camera:Vlogger (@PaulBrown_UK) July 11, 2021
Police had appealed before the match for those without tickets to stay away from the stadium and surrounding areas, but it would appear that those pleas were not heard by many.
Huge crowds have also descended on London ahead of the England men's football team's first major final since 1996.
A spokesperson for Wembley Stadium said: "We are dealing with an incident that occurred at the outer security perimeter area of the stadium, with support from police.
"Safety measures were quickly activated in the relevant areas and there were no security breaches of people without tickets getting inside the stadium."
Gareth Southgate's Three Lions will kick off against Roberto Mancini's Italian side at 8:00pm.
Before the game, the Metropolitan Police asked for fans to stay away from London unless they were amongst the 65,000 or so that managed to get a ticket for the match.
We witnessed this and I stepped away just in time. If this is even crossing your mind, don't. You don't get far. Please don't ruin it for everyone at Wembley. pic.twitter.com/CoNx4U4CHb
- Michelle Owen (@MichelleOwen7) July 11, 2021
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Laurence Taylor said: "We want people to be able to enjoy the Euros 2020 final safely and securely, behave responsibly and consider the safety and welfare of others.
"London still remains in a public health crisis. There are Government guidelines in place and we ask people to follow these and remain socially distanced.
"We will enforce legislation proportionately and as appropriate and engage with crowds.
"But I urge people not to gather in large numbers. If you don't have a ticket to the matches, fan zone or officially booked into a pub, bar or club, my message is clear: please do not come to London - you could end up missing the game."
Queues for bars and clubs have been filmed snaking around corners up and down England as fans have been getting out early in order to secure a seat for this evening's match.
As well as Wembley, large gatherings of fans have taken place at Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, and Piccadilly Circus within the capital.
Kings Cross Station was closed earlier today as a result of the fans setting off pyrotechnics.
Streets around Piccadilly Circus & Leicester Square are busy with fans. We have officers on hand.- Metropolitan Police Events (@MetPoliceEvents) July 11, 2021
We'd urge everyone to keep themselves safe and look out for each other. We've seen people jumping off street lamps or hoardings, this could easily end in injury.#Euro2020
LADbible has contacted Metropolitan Police for an updated statement.
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