WREXHAM bosses last night welcomed moves to crack down on football yobs by confiscating their passports.
Police announced plans to seize passports when Wales and England play abroad.
Convicted hooligans face a three-year ban from travelling overseas to follow their national team.
All four Welsh police forces will apply the rules as Wales strives for World Cup and Euro 2008 qualification.
There are currently banning orders against 51 hooligans who claim allegiance to Wrexham FC.
And last night the club welcomed the news that trouble-makers would be dealt with severely.
The club's football secretary, Geraint Parry, said: "It's great news. Wrexham Football Club is in favour of anything that the police can do to make football a safe and family-orientated sport.
"What they've done over the last few years has only helped football.
"And this is probably going to move the clamp-down on football-related violence on to the next level."
Mr Parry added: "Fifty-one people out of the thousands who watch the sport happily and peacefully every week isn't a lot.
"We welcome any measures that clamp down on this minority of people."
North Wales Police chief inspector Simon Shaw said: "The genuine supporter attending a football match does not want to be subject to racism, obscene language or physical attack."
Ed Beltrami, chief prosecutor for the CPS, said: "Hooligans hate and fear football banning orders, so the orders are a key weapon against them.
"We are going to show football hooligans the red card. We know that the vast majority of Wrexham fans have a good reputation both at home and away.
"We want to avoid a few troublemakers turning up to ruin both the enjoyment and reputation of lawabiding fans and making local residents' lives a misery."
The new zero tolerance policy means yobs will be prosecuted whenever there is enough evidence to bring offenders to court.
Where convictions are made, and are deemed to be football-related, the CPS will invite the sentencing court to impose a Football Banning Order.
The maximum punishments for breaching this order are six months in prison and a £5,000 fine.
Mr Beltrami added: "The action starts now. If you cause trouble at a domestic match, or related to one, you are almost certain to be prosecuted and we will apply for a football banning order which will ban you from every football ground in England and Wales for three years."
Wrexham Supporters' Trust also welcomed the new measures.
Spokesman Simon Johnson said: "We want to enjoy our football in safe and pleasant environment. There is no place for hooligans watching Wrexham."