Drunk England fans at Russia World Cup could be stripped down in Soviet-era drunk tank | World | News


In an attempt to deter rioting by drunk fans, organisers of the tournament are bringing back the Soviet-era drunk tanks, known as Vytrezvitels.

Fans put into the drunk tanks also face being forced to wear adult nappies and having all of their belongings taken from them, it has been reported.

Convicted hooligan Alexander Shprygin has insisted the tanks – banned in 2011 – are ideal for England fans “who do not know their limits”.

Tournament organisers have also taken the decision to ban the sale of alcohol at stadiums during matches.

The Russian Foreign Office has issued travel advice for England fans planning on travelling to the 2018 World Cup.

It said: “During the tournament, the sale of alcohol at events associated with the tournament will be banned.

“Alcohol won’t be available at stadia during matches.

“The sale and consumption of alcohol in glass containers will be banned on the evening and day of matches in certain locations in host cities.”

The tournament’s organisers are believed to be keen to avoid a repeat episode of riots that marred Euro 2016 in France, where dozens of Three Lions fans were injured – and two left in comas – in attacks by Russian hooligans at Marseilles.

England fans last week failed to register in the top 10 nations requesting tickets for the World Cup in Russia, despite the national team having already qualified for the tournament.

At the same stage four years ago, English fans accounted for the sixth-most ticket requests for the World Cup in Brazil and went on to buy the fifth-most tickets overall.

Britain’s most senior football police officer, deputy chief constable Mark Roberts, has warned that travelling England supporters are in danger of being subjected to an “extreme level of violence”.

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