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England face two-game stadium ban and €100,000 fine by UEFA

England face two-game stadium ban and €100,000 fine by UEFA

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England face two-game stadium ban and €100,000 fine by UEFA

England must play their next UEFA encounter behind closed doors and pay a six-figure fine due to disturbances on the day of the Euro 2020 final. England has been given a two-game stadium ban, one of which will be suspended for two years as punishment for the crowd unrest inside and outside Wembley Stadium during England’s Euro 2020 final football match defeat to Italy.

The match in July, which Italy won on penalties after a 1-1 draw in extra-time, was marred by major rioting as ticketless fans clashed with stewards to gain access to the stadium. On Monday, UEFA announced that England will play their next UEFA competitive match behind closed doors, which is scheduled to be their first Nations League game in 2022-23, after launching an investigation into the situation in August.

The Three Lions were also fined £84,500 (€100,000) for the fans’ antics, which included invading the pitch, throwing items, and jeering during the national anthem of Italy. “Although we are disappointed with the verdict, we acknowledge the outcome,” England’s Football Association said in a statement on Monday.

“We condemn the terrible behaviour of the individuals who caused the disgraceful scenes in and around Wembley Stadium at the Euro 2020 final, and we deeply regret that some of them were able to enter the stadium. We are determined that this can never be repeated, so we have commissioned an independent review, led by Baroness Casey, to report on the circumstances involved. We continue to work with the relevant authorities in support of their efforts to take action against those responsible and hold them to account.”

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