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England’s Southgate downplays potential racism spat with Bulgaria

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England’s Southgate downplays potential racism spat with Bulgaria

England’s Southgate downplays potential racism spat with Bulgaria

England manager Gareth Southgate has played down a potential spat with the Bulgarian Football Union.

The Three Lions will seal qualification for Euro 2020 with three games to spare if they win in the Czech Republic on Friday night, but the main focus at the pre-match press conference was the potential for problems three days later.

Southgate took the unusual step of expressing concerns about the potential for racism in Bulgaria a month ahead of Monday’s match – fears the country’s football federation called “groundless, inappropriate and unnecessary”.

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