England fan ‘tries to get into stadium for Croatia match disguised as steward’

ONE daring England fan tried to watch tonight’s match against Croatia disguised as a steward.

Three Lions supporters who travelled across Europe for the Nations League battle were dismayed to find out it would be played behind closed doors.

The UEFA ruling dates back to 2015 after a swastika was marked onto the pitch ahead of a Euro 2016 qualifier with Italy.

Unbelievably, Croatia have only played one UEFA-sanctioned home match since then, meaning England were forced to take to the pitch in front of an entirely empty stadium.

But according to journalist Henry Winter, that didn’t stop the Three Lions faithful from travelling in their numbers to the match.

A good chunk of the field can be seen from certain hilltops surrounding the stadium.

 An England fan disguised as a steward tried to gain access to the empty Croatia stadium

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An England fan disguised as a steward tried to gain access to the empty Croatia stadium

And chants of “Eng-er-land” could be heard booming across the landscape.

But that wasn’t enough for one fan, who wanted a closer look.

According to Winter, he actually tried to gain entry to the match dressed as a Croatian steward.

The brave supporter was stopped before he got anywhere close to the pitch though, and was promptly escorted from the stadium.

England players warm-up in EMPTY stadium as they take on Croatia in UEFA Nations League

 The game is being played behind closed doors despite England fans making the journey to Croatia

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The game is being played behind closed doors despite England fans making the journey to Croatia
 Fans made themselves comfy on a hill where they could see half the pitch

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Fans made themselves comfy on a hill where they could see half the pitch

ONE daring England fan tried to watch tonight’s match against Croatia disguised as a steward.