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England fan behaviour at Euro 2024 praised ahead of final Group C match against Slovenia

With just one group game to go and England already qualified for the knockout rounds of Euro 2024, the team's travelling fans have been given a pat on the back for avoiding any trouble in Germany so far.

Police in Gelsenkirchen and Frankfurt were impressed by the conduct of the vast majority of English fans who visited those cities for the earlier games against Serbia and Denmark.

An update from the UK Football Policing Unit on Tuesday morning provided further positive news.

“Around 10,000 England fans gathered in Cologne last night, Monday June 24,“ it read.

“There were no reports of disorder and no arrests of any England fans were made. This is indicative of what we have seen across Germany so far, with the vast majority of England fans behaving extremely well.“

England are guaranteed a place in the last 16 after Monday night‘s results in Group B, but can still finish top, second or third in their group.

Inside the playing squad, Declan Rice is ready to rekindle his midfield partnership with Conor Gallagher as the pair look set to start for England against Slovenia in their final Euro 2024 group game.

England sit top of Group C and are already guaranteed a place in the last-16 but know victory in Cologne will see them advance in top spot.

That is despite plenty of criticism of their performances in Germany to date following a narrow win over Serbia and a 1-1 draw against Denmark last week.

Gareth Southgate named the same starting XI for both of those games, with Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold reverting to a central midfield role next to Rice.

Gallagher replaced Alexander-Arnold after 69 minutes against Serbia and just nine minutes into the second half of Thursday‘s game in Frankfurt.

Numerous reports claim the Chelsea man is set to get the nod from the start against Slovenia as Southgate looks to tweak his team and improve performance.

Rice played alongside Gallagher during his youth career with the Blues and is looking forward to a potential partnership with England.

“I have played with him at academy level, played against him at Palace and Chelsea,“ he told 5Live‘s Football Daily podcast.

“He is a team-mate I would love to have on my team, he works his socks off, you feel so secure and safe in there with him.

“I think he has surprised so many people this year with his ability on the ball, how he breaks forward with it, how he gets into the box, scores goals.

“I think he is a really positive player and he has come on so much over the past few years as well, you can really see that within himself how confident he is.

“Every time I get to play with Con, it hasn‘t been much, I have really enjoyed it because I know him really well as a guy, I know his family really well and he is a lovely boy and it is another great chance to stamp our mark.“

Fans of England during the UEFA EURO 2024 match between Denmark and England at Deutsche Bank Park - June 2023

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