An estimated 10 million pints will be poured on Sunday (Image: Alamy Stock Photo)

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Pubs are charging football fans up to £700 a table for England's opening match Euro 2020 match.

England fans are struggling to find places to watch the game as pubs cash in on relaxed Covid rules for Sunday's match against Croatia.

More than five million Brits are expected to go to the pub to watch the game as England take on Croatia at Wembley and an estimated 10 million pints will be poured.

Under current Covid rules pubs can operate table service only and customers are expected to maintain social distancing and remain one metre away from each other.

Groups of six are allowed to book tables but drinking at the bar is not allowed under current guidelines.

Football fans will not be allowed to sing or chant while watching the game at the pub due to Covid fears
(Image: Alamy Stock Photo)

Fans at The Players Lounge in Billericay, Essex, could be asked to pay up to £120 for a seat in the VIP area, costing a group of six over £700 to watch the game, reports The Times.

Tables of six at the Oval fan park in London, hosted by ex-England striker Tony Cottee, are going for £135.

Elsewhere, Boxpark in Shoreditch, London £120 for a table of six and in Manchester, the Barca bar is charging £60 for six punters.

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It comes as punters are told they will not be allowed to sing or chant as they watch Gareth Southgate's side begin their campaign against Croatia on Sunday.

Tory minister James Cleverly told Sky News : "We know the things which increase transmissibility: being in an enclosed space, being in close proximity to other people, speaking at volume because particles come from the mouth.

"We would encourage people to do things which we know are safe. Be outside, be socially-distanced, keep your face away from other peoples' faces.

Under current Covid rules pubs can operate table service only

"We want people to enjoy the football, but we want people to enjoy the football in as safe a way as possible. We know what that is: being outside, being spread apart and not shouting or singing."

Before the knock-out stages 22,500 fans will attend Wembley to watch England's group-stage clashes with Scotland and Czech Republic.

Fans will have to return a negative lateral flow test 48 hours before kick-off or prove they are fully vaccinated against Covid.

Shopping experts predict football fans will give the economy a £3billion boost during the tournament with almost £400 million being splurged this weekend alone.