Bulgarian FA says England players must obey walk-off rules

Fikayo Tomori Why I Chose England Ahead Of Nigeria

We'll all leave pitch if racially abused, says England striker

Bulgarian authorities on Thursday urged UEFA to stop "tensions" after England player Tammy Abraham said his team was prepared to defy rules and walk off the pitch if they face abuse during Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Until he plays a competitive worldwide Abraham remains eligible for Nigeria but says his "main focus is on England", where he is keen to feed off training with skipper Kane, last year's World Cup Golden Boot victor.

Raheem Sterling believes England are developing the type of ruthless temperament that can deliver long-awaited global glory at Euro 2020.

Ahead of the upcoming matches in the Euro 2020 qualifiers, England players have held meetings to discuss their plan of action if there are any racist chants directed at them from fans.

England manager Gareth Southgate believes he has enough attacking talent at his disposal to not have to rely on one or two key players heading into next summer's European Championships.

His form in front of goal has come in spite of Tottenham's own struggles but Abraham's all-round play, and ability in front of goal, could give the England skipper serious competition in the national team in the near future.

He said if they did not respect UEFA's three-step protocol for racism, which can lead to the referee abandoning a match if warnings to the crowd do not stop the abuse, then that "should be punishable according to the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations". If it continues, the second stage is to halt the match for a reasonable amount of time and request teams go to the dressing room. Don't isolate one person, we're a whole team.

Tomori, who was also eligible to play for Nigeria, added there was never a doubt in his mind that he was going to play for the Three Lions, and is looking forward to linking up with Abraham having followed England's World Cup campaign with the striker. We are a team.

"Nobody should be made to feel uncomfortable on the pitch".

Borislav Mihaylov, president of the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU), said his association had taken "extreme efforts and measures.to ensure a fair and safe environment" since the 2011 incidents.

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