Greater than 1,200 UK soccer followers banned from travelling to the World Cup have handed over their passports or had them seized to cease them attending the event.
Of 1,312 people who’re topic to soccer banning orders, 1,254 have surrendered the paperwork voluntarily or had them confiscated to police forces in England and Wales.
However police are nonetheless monitoring down 80 followers banned from travelling to look at the matches in Russia, with only a day to go earlier than the opening ceremony.
They are going to proceed investigations till the top of the event, on 15 July.
Officers will even scour travellers at UK air and sea ports to cease any suspected troublemakers attempting to get to Russia.
Soccer banning orders are issued to cease hooligans travelling to worldwide sporting fixtures.
They’ll final for as much as 10 years and breaches can lead to a high-quality of as much as £5,000 and a six-month jail time period.
Nick Hurd, policing minister, stated the World Cup was a “competition of soccer” however “no place for violence or dysfunction”.
He added: “The UK’s system of soccer banning orders is exclusive and signifies that individuals intent on inflicting hassle in Russia will as a substitute be staying at dwelling.”
Officers are eager to keep away from scenes from Euro 2016, the place England followers have been concerned in violent clashes in France, usually towards Russia supporters.