England fans could be banned from SINGING at World Cup in Qatar - 'Too loud'

England fans could be banned from SINGING at World Cup in Qatar - 'Too loud'
Nick Potts
Carl Bennett

By Carl Bennett

Published: 25/11/2022

- 10:27

Updated: 25/11/2022

- 10:31

Supporters have also been told not to dress as crusaders ahead of England's match against the USA

England fans could be silenced by officials in Qatar, which suggestions that they could be banned from singing during the World Cup.

The Qatari police appear to be silencing fans after they clamped down on singing in public.

Supporters of the national team have always been seen as rowdy, with echoes of “Three Lions” being heard at every international match since the song was released in 1996, but complaints were made about England fans being too loud on the public transport system.

Soccer Football - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 - Group B - England v Iran - Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar - November 21, 2022 England fans pose for a photo outside the stadium before the match REUTERS/Paul Childs
Paul Childs

England are not the only ones being targeted, with fans of Ecuador also being reported over noise after their side beat the hosts Qatar 2-0 in the opening contest.

Furious locals informed the authorities of the nose, imploring the officials to quieten things down, which has led to concerns over England’s conduct.

Speaking to the MailOnline, one fan voiced his concerns over the suggestions, saying he’d spent £3,000 to be there.

“This is a festival of football and they’ve invited the world here and they should’ve realised that with the World Cup comes all sorts of people, cultures and above all songs.

“Everyone abroad can see that the World Cup should never have been held here.”

Supporters have been barred from dressing as crusaders at England’s World Cup clash with the USA in Qatar.

It comes as FIFA bans fans from dressing as crusaders ahead of England’s match with the USA.

England fans in the stands show their support ahead of the FIFA World Cup Group B match at the Khalifa International Stadium, Doha. Picture date: Monday November 21, 2022.
Mike Egerton

Supporters dressing in chainmail while carrying plastic swords and shields with the St George cross have been told they will not be allowed to enter Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha, according to The Times.

Gareth Southgate’s England take on the USA in their second game of the tournament, after thrashing Iran 6-2 on Monday. The Americans failed to get the better of Wales in their opening contest, after a Gareth Bale penalty levelled up from the penalty spot.

A win will seal the Three Lions’ place in the knockout stages.

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