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England fans facing 15 days in prison for drinking on streets at World Cup

Three Lions begin their World Cup finals campaign in the city where it is also illegal to use your phone at night-time in a taxi

England fans will be sent to prison for 15 days if they are caught drinking on the streets of Volgograd.

Hardline Russian police send criminals straight to the slammer without trial if they are found boozing under the Volgograd bylaw.


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Russian police will not be messing around at the World Cup

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Russian police will not be messing around at the World Cup

England open their World Cup campaign in the city as they face Group G rivals Tunisia on June 18.

Russian law prevents people drinking alcohol on the streets but Volgograd has an extra sanction in place for law-breakers.

Shops and supermarkets in Russia can sell alcohol only between the hours of 8am and 11pm.

But anyone caught swigging from a can of beer or bottle of wine outside of a pub, bar, hotel or restaurant is sent to the clink for 15 days.

Russian police will take prisoners at the World Cup

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Russian police will take prisoners at the World Cup

Russian police have a reputation for brutality

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Russian police have a reputation for brutality

England fans will have to be on their best behaviour

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England fans will have to be on their best behaviour

It is not the only law that England fans could fall foul of while enjoying themselves in Russia.

They will also be fined 1,000  roubles – which works out at around £12.50 – if they are caught using their MOBILE PHONE in a taxi in the south-west locality, formerly Stalingrad.


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Drunk England fans will be targeted by Russian police

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Drunk England fans will be targeted by Russian police

England fans will be punished by Russian cops

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England fans will be punished by Russian cops

England fans have a reputation for hard boozing and causing trouble

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England fans have a reputation for hard boozing and causing trouble

Law-makers in the World Cup host city are convinced the radio waves play havoc with city-centre traffic lights and also believe they are a distraction to taxi drivers.

Volgograd police issue the fixed-rate fine to anyone caught using their phone at night-time in a taxi.

Around 20,000 England fans went to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup, with around 22 arrested during the event mostly for ticket touting.

But tens of thousands more travelled to Euro 2016 in France, with 65 England fans arrested.

Violence raged inside and outside the stadium when England faced  Russia in Marseilles.

Riot police used baton charges and tear gas against hundreds of  hooligans from both countries.

Two England fans were beaten into comas in intense clashes and Russian hooligans have promised to  target Three Lions support  at the World Cup.


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