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Southgate 'surprised' 36,000 Hungary fans allowed despite stadium ban

England manager Gareth Southgate says he is "surprised" 36,000 people are allowed to attend Saturday's Nations League game in Hungary despite UEFA imposing a spectator ban.

Thousands of children will now be inside the Puskas Arena in Budapest on Saturday night for England's opening Nations League fixture, but there will also be 3,600 adults in attendance.

The Hungarian FA has to stage five games behind closed doors after being disciplined by both UEFA and FIFA for repeated racist abuse from the stands, but UEFA rules allow for an unlimited number of U14s to attend the game - with one adult given access for every 10 children.

England's players were racially abused by Hungarian spectators the last time they played in the Puskas Arena in September last year - incidents that contributed to the UEFA punishment in the first place.

We're all surprised but we're inviting children into our stadium [against Italy at Molineux on June 11], so I wasn't really clear on the rules. I don't know what the figure should be," Southgate said at St George's Park on Friday

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