A topless England fan belly-flopped into a fountain in Frankfurt’s city centre today while crowds of supporters cheered on as they sang ‘Phil Foden’s On Fire’.

The German city has turned into a sea of red and white as thousands of Three Lions fans descended upon its streets ahead of tonight’s Euros clash against Denmark.

Excited to see their team play their second group stage match at the Frankfurt Arena, fans kicked off their drinking early as they took over the city with their England flags.

Crowds cheered as a topless man stood on the edge of a fountain in the city’s Romerberg Square and led them in the chorus of ‘Phil Foden’s On Fire’ to the tune of Bruce Springsteen’s hit ‘Dancing In The Dark’ before taking a dive into the water.

Fans were also seen singing their hearts out to tournament anthem Hey Jude in tribute to superstar forward Jude Bellingham, 20.

By the riverside, England fans and Danes were seen mingling together as a party atmosphere gripped the fan park beside the Main river.

A topless England fan was cheered on by thousands of supporters in the Romerburg Square as he jumped into the fountain

A topless England fan was cheered on by thousands of supporters in the Romerburg Square as he jumped into the fountain

The man cheers as the square sings 'Phil Foden's On Fire'

The man cheers as the square sings ‘Phil Foden’s On Fire’

England fans with beer glasses in the area of the main station of Frankfurt am Main

England fans with beer glasses in the area of the main station of Frankfurt am Main

Man cheers as crowds enjoy the lively atmosphere in the build up to the Denmark game

Man cheers as crowds enjoy the lively atmosphere in the build up to the Denmark game

A group of England fans celebrating ahead of the match as they down beers while sporting crowns and England football shirts

A group of England fans celebrating ahead of the match as they down beers while sporting crowns and England football shirts

Fans posing up before the match which kicks off at 5pm UK time

Fans posing up before the match which kicks off at 5pm UK time

An England supported enjoying a beer with the England flag painted on his face

An England supported enjoying a beer with the England flag painted on his face

England fans took over the streets of Frankfurt with large flags as they prepared to support their team at Frankfurt Arena

England fans took over the streets of Frankfurt with large flags as they prepared to support their team at Frankfurt Arena

Fans basked in the sun as they awaited the start of the much anticipated game

Fans basked in the sun as they awaited the start of the much anticipated game

Alex Bowers and Carl Kieselbach, dressed as 'Kings Guards' in Frankfurt

Alex Bowers and Carl Kieselbach, dressed as ‘Kings Guards’ in Frankfurt

It comes after around 2,000 England fans celebrated ahead of the game in Frankfurt’s main city square last night, with videos showing crowds singing in support of Phil Foden, who entered the Euros as Premier League player of the year.

A video posted on X by Jack Thirlwell showed crowds of England fans in high spirits last night as they sang in unison while thrusting their fists in the air.

Meanwhile, this afternoon red-shirted Danes dressed as Vikings posed alongside England fans in the white of the Three Lions as supporters of both teams enjoyed the lively atmosphere together.

A floating giant screen by the Main river – and a second one on the riverbank park – is due to broadcast the match to around 10,000 fans.

By early afternoon the city’s main square – which is lined with bars – was so full it became difficult to walk through it. Witnesses said drunken supporters at one point attracted the attention of police after jumping in a water fountain to cool off as temperatures reached 22C.

Local police said today’s match is a ‘risk game’ which they have intensely prepared for, with numerous officers deployed in the area.

The Prince of Wales is also to be in Germany today to cheer on the England team.

William, who is president of the FA, will watch Gareth Southgate’s side in their second group stage match at the Frankfurt Arena – the day before his 42nd birthday.

Fans were in high spirits as they took in the good weather ahead of the Euros clash

Meanwhile, Denmark fans also took in the exciting atmosphere as they prepared to cheer on their team at tonight's match

Meanwhile, Denmark fans also took in the exciting atmosphere as they prepared to cheer on their team at tonight’s match

England merchandise was being sold to fans in the square earlier today

England merchandise was being sold to fans in the square earlier today

Danish fans who had also travelled to Frankfurt for the Euros match were dressed as vikings while donning red shirts and red face paint

Danish fans who had also travelled to Frankfurt for the Euros match were dressed as vikings while donning red shirts and red face paint

A family of supporters donning England scarves and hats as they get ready to attend the arena

A family of supporters donning England scarves and hats as they get ready to attend the arena

Danes had let off flares as they gathered in the German city ahead of the match

Danes had let off flares as they gathered in the German city ahead of the match

A group of England supporters with flags painted on their foreheads ready to watch the match at Frankfurt Arena

A group of England supporters with flags painted on their foreheads ready to watch the match at Frankfurt Arena

A video posted on social media last night showed hundreds of England fans with their phones out singing

A video posted on social media last night showed hundreds of England fans with their phones out singing

The square was filled with England fans, old and young, as people were seen selling merchandise including red and white scarves and bucket hats.

Back by the river, children played five-a-side on a floating 3G pitch which has been erected for the tournament as a festival atmosphere took hold – a far cry from the scenes in Gelsenkirchen city centre when hooligans targeted a bar full of Serbian supporters ahead of the teams’ first match on Sunday.

Best friends Kevin Meynell, 59, and Ade Waring, 53, travelled to the city with Mr Meynell’s son, Lucas, 18, and Mr Waring’s son-in-law, Joe Kelwick, 32.

The group were sporting Three Lions official Hawaiian shirts and said other fans had been begging to buy them off the quartet.

Mr Meynall, who now lives in Oakland, California, said: ‘I bought them from the FA’s US store – apparently they are all sold out back at home.’

Lawrence Jackson, 34, and brother Matthew, 29, few in from Basingstoke, Hampshire, last night(Wed) and said it was their first trip following England.

Matthew said: ‘We’re loving it. There’s plenty of booze and food’, as he predicted a 2-0 win.

His older brother also backed England to triumph, but the children’s football coach thought England’s ‘shaky’ defence could cost them a goal.

Elsewhere in the city centre, O’Reilly’s Irish bar opposite the main railway station was packed with England fans from late morning.

Groups pinned their flags of St George to the outdoor terrace’s trellises as they drank just yards from the so-called ‘zombieland’ district where MailOnline witnessed drug deals taking place in broad daylight.

Describing the match as a ‘risk game’, police in Frankfurt issued a warning to fans.

It said: ‘We as police in Hessen can so far look back on an absolutely peaceful [police] operation and can draw a completely positive conclusion.

‘The game between Denmark and England in Frankfurt today is a ‘risk game’ which we have intensely prepared for. We have deployed numerous officers in the whole city area for your safety today.

‘We are vigilant to prevent crimes and are determinedly and consistently acting against criminals so that all peaceful fans can enjoy a nice football festival.’

A child is seen wrapped in the England flag while donning a red and white bucket hat

A child is seen wrapped in the England flag while donning a red and white bucket hat

Supporters brought out their football shirts for the big day as they descended upon the city in anticipation for the big match later today

Supporters brought out their football shirts for the big day as they descended upon the city in anticipation for the big match later today

Pictures show fans had taken with them their team’s flags, with one flag reading: ‘Burton-on-Trent, it’s coming home’.

A Wycombe Wanderers flag was also spotted, as was a Bournemouth flag and one representing Bristol.

Tonight’s game will be England’s second match of the group stage, with Gareth Southgate’s team hoping to secure a last-16 spot for the knockout stage.

Pubs in Frankfurt are already packed out by fans as they take the booze in time for the 5pm kick-off – which will see fans in England rushing to head out of the office in time to catch the match.

All eyes are on rising football icon Jude Bellingham after his winning goal in last week’s game against Serbia.

Pubs throughout Frankfurt by the thousands of loyal fans who flew out to watch the Euros

Pubs throughout Frankfurt by the thousands of loyal fans who flew out to watch the Euros

Fans pictured enjoying a pint in the city centre

Fans pictured enjoying a pint in the city centre

Around two thousand fans descended upon the square last night, the majority of whom were said to have been 'behaving extremely well'

Around two thousand fans descended upon the square last night, the majority of whom were said to have been ‘behaving extremely well’

It comes as the UK Football Policing Unit has said England fans in Germany for Euro 2024 are ‘behaving extremely well’.

While a UKFPU update issued this morning mentioned there had been three arrests, the picture on the whole was a positive one.

‘Around 2,000 England fans were in the main city square in Frankfurt last night (June 19) and no major issues were reported,’ the statement read.

‘This is indicative of what we have seen across Germany so far, with the vast majority of England fans behaving extremely well.

‘Three England fans were arrested by German Police (one for bottle throwing, one for abusing a UK police officer and one for throwing a missile at police and being in possession of drugs).’

Police in Gelsenkirchen praised the ‘level-headed’ behaviour of England fans affected by transport issues getting to and away from their opening match against Serbia last Sunday.

The Free Lions Fan Embassy called for an urgent and thorough review of the transport problems encountered by England supporters, with the team returning to Gelsenkirchen for the last 16 on June 30 if they finish top of Group C.

Prince William – a passionate Aston Villa fan – presented shirts to the England men’s squad before the team left for Germany, making a surprise visit to St George’s Park, England’s national football centre in Burton upon Trent.

He also shared his youngest son Prince Louis’ advice, who suggested the players ‘eat twice the amount’ to secure their bid for Euros glory.

The trip will be a solo one for William, as the Princess of Wales is away from public duties while she continues her treatment for cancer.

England got off to a positive start in Germany when Jude Bellingham scored a header 13 minutes into their Group C opener.

More than 10 million people tuned in to watch England narrowly overcome Serbia in their first match on June 16, with the BBC’s coverage of the clash peaking at 15 million views, the corporation said.

The match was also streamed 3.5 million times on BBC iPlayer.

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