The Three Lions boss said that measures are in place for dealing with potential incidents in Russia and admitted that they are unlikely to include staging a walk-off.
"The players, like everyone else, don't really know what to expect," Eurosport quotes Southgate as saying. "We have had conversations explaining that. We are all hopeful that it will go well, but we are having conversations in case [racism] happens.
"We have a plan in place. We have personal support, team support and official protocol in place."