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Last Updated: Tuesday, 10 January 2006, 08:08 GMT
Hooligans banned from World Cup
More than 270 football hooligans from the East Midlands have been banned from travelling to watch World Cup games.

They have been issued with banning orders accused of causing trouble at matches.

In total 102 Nottinghamshire fans, 94 from Derbyshire, 40 from Leicester and 39 from Lincolnshire have been barred.

Most of the convicted hooligans will have to surrender their passports before England's World Cup ties in Germany in 2006.

They will also have to sign in at a police station on the days when the national side are playing in the world cup.

All the fans affected are either convicted hooligans or those convicted of organising football violence.

As well as the international ban they must observe an an exclusion zone around their club's ground on match days.

Anyone failing to comply could be arrested.

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