England fans stopped from travelling to Rome for Euro 2020 showdown with Ukraine

England fans who attended Tuesday's heroic Euro 2020 win over Germany will be unable to travel to Rome to watch Saturday's quarter-final showdown with Ukraine.

Gareth Southgate's men secured the country's first knockout victory over Germany since 1966, with goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane booking them a place in the last eight of the competition.

They will be taking on Ukraine in what promises to be a crucial quarter-final tie in Rome on Saturday – but Three Lions fans won't be able to attend the match.

Amid concerns over the new Delta variant of Covid-19, Italy has imposed a mandatory five-day quarantine period for arrivals from the United Kingdom.

That makes it is impossible for fans who visited Wembley for the win over Germany on Tuesday to attend Saturday's crunch clash with Ukraine.

It also means that other supporters who head off to Italy this week will be unable to serve the quarantine period in time for this weekend's match.

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Italy's new measures are designed to stop the spread of the Delta variant, which the British government announced earlier this month has increased by 79 per cent in weekly reported cases.

Should England prevail in Rome, though, they will take on either Denmark or Czech Republic in front of their own fans at Wembley again in the semi-final.

But despite the jubilation from Tuesday's last-16 win, Southgate has warned his players to stay focused and ensure they go all the way this summer.

“I think the players were immense right the way through the team,” he said.

“To know so many millions of people after such a difficult year at home can have that enjoyment is very special. When we got in the dressing room we were talking about Saturday. Today was immense. But emotionally and physically there is a cost.

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“It’s a dangerous moment for us. The warmth of success, the feeling we only have to turn up to win the thing, we know it’s going to be an immense challenge. The players know that. They should feel confident from the way they’ve played. We came here with an intention and we’ve not achieved that yet.

“I’m just thinking about Saturday. It was lovely to be on the side to see the second goal go in. It was a really special moment. We’ve not achieved what we want to achieve yet. We can look back on today in the future. I want to get Saturday right.”

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