LONDON, JUNE 27 -- English soccer fans are known as the world's worst guests. But some of the 246 spectators deported from Italy following clashes with police insisted today the Italians were not very good hosts.

One English fan, Bob Foreman, 27, said after arriving at Gatwick Airport on a plane chartered by the Italian government to take the expelled fans back to London that, "Three-quarters of the people on the plane were innocent and had nothing to do with any fighting.

"I was just sitting in a bar {in the seaside town of Rimini} when the trouble started and police piled in. They arrested anyone who spoke English, whether they had anything to do with the trouble or not. The police pushed us around and were very aggressive for no reason."

The fans arrived in England late Tuesday night and were rushed onto a train to London without incident. A few had strong words about the way they were dealt with by the police in Rimini, where fighting between several hundred English and Italian fans led to rioting Monday night.

"The people who started the fighting just disappeared before the police arrived and they rushed in and arrested anybody who was standing there," said Darren Gambia, another of the expelled fans.

Added another fan, Michael Vincent: "When we were arrested, we were held in a garage and treated very roughly . . . We were punched and kicked by the police for no reason."

"Even on the plane {to Gatwick} they treated us like animals. We got one glass of water and were told to keep looking ahead and not to turn around to talk to anybody. Otherwise, you would get a smack across the head."

Andy Taylor, who said he was among a group of English supporters who remained in a bar until 3 a.m. Tuesday after hearing that mobs of Italian supporters were on the streets looking for England fans, said Italian police grabbed English fans as they emerged from the bar.

"The police came out of two cars with baseball bats and started knocking us around," he said. Opening for Africa

Joao Havelange, president of FIFA, soccer's international governing body, said Africa will be given a second berth in the Cup finals, at the expense of Europe.

Havelange credited Cameroon's success this summer for the change.

"Africa will automatically get one more place," said Havelange in an interview published yesterday by La Gazzetta dello Sport. "It deserves it. That place will be taken away from Europe."

The North and Central American region and Asia also will get a chance to increase their participation from two teams to three, but only through special qualifying series with South American and European nations, he said.

The 1994 World Cup qualifying procedures will be finalized at a FIFA meeting in December.

Cameroon is the first African nation to reach the Cup quarterfinals. It pulled off one of the greatest upsets in tournament history by beating Argentina, 1-0, in the opener. The "Indomitable Lions" then beat Colombia and Romania.