There will be extra buses provided on the night of England's first World Cup game against Italy on Saturday.

Transport for London (TfL) has said it was too late to re-arrange staffing levels on the Tube network and had concerns over safety, but will put out an extra 100 buses in the capital. 

England's first World Cup game against Italy kicks off on Saturday at 11pm. 

TfL manging director of surface transport, Leon Daniels, said: "We have looked very carefully at all the options and it is clear that laying on a considerable number of extra night buses is the best way to help ensure football fans can get home after watching the game.

"This is by far the most effective way of getting people home all over the capital. The fleet of over 970 buses means that there will be hugely increased services on routes serving all parts of London which are flexible enough to cope with any changes to the time the game ends and the demand from passengers.

"We will also be arranging special marshalled taxi ranks for those who would prefer to travel home that way."

The rest of England's group games against Uruguay and Costa Rica finish during normal tube operating times.