UEFA has initiated disciplinary proceedings against the FA after an investigation into the events surrounding the Euro 2020 final. Thousands of ticketless viewers barged into the Wembley Stadium for Italy vs England European tournament final match.
UEFA confirmed last month that an investigation into “events involving supporters that occurred inside and around the stadium” had been launched.
In the final of the match Italy won over England on 3-2 penalties. To investigate the events surrounding the 1-1 draw between England and Italy UEFA appointed an ethics and disciplinary inspector.
A brief statement issued on Tuesday confirmed the FA had been charged with a “potential violation of Article 16(2)(h) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations for a lack of order or discipline by its supporters.”
Several fans were spotted fighting with security before the match as they attempted to enter the stadium in north London without tickets. The FA launched its own independent investigation into what it called “disgraceful scenes.”
The Football Association was already fined thrice for offences by UEFA. The European Football body charged the FA €30,000 (£25,600) for three offenses related to England’s semi-final victory over Denmark, including the use of a laser pointer on Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
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