Five men have been arrested in the West Midlands as police in the area crack down on fans who have flouted their football banning orders.
The men, aged between 20 and 44, were arrested in raids across the area on Wednesday and Thursday. Around 25 officers swooped on homes in Birmingham and Wolverhampton, led by officers from West Midlands Police's Football Banning Orders Unit.
The men were arrested for failing to hand in their passports before the England vs Japan match in Austria on May 30, and for failing to attend their local police station.
Those arrested were from Low Hill and Fallings Park in Wolverhampton, and Wednesbury, Witton and Kingstanding Road in Erdington and Sutton. All have been charged with three breaches of their football banning orders and will appear at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on June 16.
Officers have warned of further arrests in the next few days. The maximum sentence for breaching a banning order is six months jail or a £5,000 fine.
PC Dave Mapp said: "We have arrested five and they will be before the courts next week. We have another 10 or so on our imminent list of doors to knock, so if we get to them on Saturday, they risk spending the evening in a cell and missing the game."
Currently 314 people are the subject of banning orders in the West Midlands, but a warning last week to hand in their passports was heeded.
Around 90 per cent complied with the conditions of their orders - the highest in the country - to hand in their passports and attend a police station on the day of England's friendly with Japan.
PC Mapp added: "We are all gearing up for what promises to be an exciting World Cup and want fans to have a great time with a couple of drinks and enjoy watching their team play. But arrests like these should be a timely reminder that they need to do so safely and responsibly."
Inspector Howard Lewis-Jones, leading the force's World Cup campaign, said: "All in all it's a very high price to pay. We have lots of experience of policing events like these and want to reassure people that we will deal with incidents in a firm, fair and ultimately safe, way."