England Under-21s bus ride: Southgate's team unable to walk

England get off the team bus
Tottenham striker Harry Kane and Southampton's Matt Targett look a little bemused

The England Under-21 team were the victim of a bizarre Uefa protocol before their European Championship game against Sweden on Sunday.

Despite their team hotel being one solitary right turn away from the stadium in Olomouc, they had to take a coach to the ground.

The players wanted to walk - it was timed at a 76-second stroll by one journalist in the Czech Republic - but Uefa insisted they got the bus for security reasons.

England won the game 1-0, thanks to Jesse Lingard's late strike. Here's how the short trip unfolded.

For the record, they were allowed to walk back!

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Here is the England team leaving the hotel - all of them looking mystified as to why they can't walk to the ground
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Danny Ings doesn't mind though, and stops for a quick selfie with a fan before boarding the coach & buckling up
Harry Kane
Harry's still brooding about it
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And look at Harry again, as the team enter the stadium and cross the pitch to the changing rooms. #unhappy

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