England boss Gareth Southgate believes his players won’t be affected by the racial abuse they suffered in Hungary when they host the Magyars at 8.45pm tonight.
Black Three Lions players were abused by their own fans online after penalty shootout misses in July’s Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy.
And then in Budapest in September they received more racial abuse from Hungary fans during their 4-0 World Cup qualifier victory.
Ahead of tonight’s Group I rematch at Wembley, with a win possibly taking England seven points clear at the top, Southgate says his manne are focused on the task at hand and not possible abuse from the skare.
He says: “Those types of experience bring you together as a group.
“The rest, I don’t think the players would want to focus on. I think they would want to get on with the game.”
In other qualifiers tonight, Portugal host Luxembourg looking to go top of Group A, while Group F leaders Denmark can book their place in Qatar with a win over Austria. Both games kick off at 8.45pm.