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The England squad will fly to Rome later today as they step up preparations for the quarter-final against Ukraine on Saturday.

This will be the tournament team’s first experience on foreign soil, having played their previous four Euro 2020 matches at Wembley.

The squad has so far been backed by a loud and boisterous crowd, which has seen England win three games and draw them on their way to the last eight.

Raheem Sterling has been England's best player, scoring three goals in four games
Raheem Sterling has been England’s best player, scoring three goals in four games

However, UK-based fans will have to watch from home as they will not be allowed to support England at Stadio Olimpico if they travel to italy.

The country is on the UK’s Orange Travel List and the Italian Embassy in London said on Thursday that “anyone who has been in the UK in the previous 14 days, regardless of nationality or residence , will not be allowed in the stadium (Stadio Olimpico), even if they have a ticket “.

Ukrainian fans will also not be able to travel to Italy, as non-essential travel from the country is banned due to coronavirus restrictions.

The England and Ukraine teams, as well as other accredited UEFA competition staff, enjoy exemptions from quarantine restrictions upon arrival in Italy and other host cities, as they operate within a “bubble”, perform regular tests and are therefore not required to isolate themselves.

The team will have a light training session before their flight to Rome and return to London after the match.

Manager Gareth Southgate was in a good mood ahead of the game
Manager Gareth Southgate was in a good mood ahead of the game

An English fan who will watch in Rome said he would “go the extra mile to raise the noise”.

Joel Phillips, 29, is from Doncaster but lives in Germany which means he can travel to Rome to cheer on the team.

He said: “I heard that English fans can’t get …

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