NATIONS – England punished by UEFA for EURO 2020 ruckus

18.10.2021 21:00 of A.P. TransferMarketWeb   see readings
NATIONS – England punished by UEFA for EURO 2020 ruckus
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The Three Lions have been handed a two-match stadium ban by the UEFA for the uncalled-for behavior of their supporters during the EURO 2020 tournament in the summer. Their next two home matches will not witness the presence of fans, the second of which is suspended for a probationary period of two years.

Along with the stadium ban which sees no fans for England’s opening game of the 2022/23 Nations League campaign, The FA have been handed a €100,000 (£85k/$116k) as part of the punishment.

The official statement by UEFA reads: "Following an investigation conducted by a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector regarding the incidents that occurred during the UEFA EURO 2020 final match between the national teams of Italy and England played on 11 July 2021 at Wembley Stadium, London, and the subsequent disciplinary proceedings opened against the English Football Association, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has today taken the following decision:

"To order the English Football Association to play its next two (2) UEFA competition matches as host association behind closed doors, the second of which is suspended for a probationary period of two (2) years from the date of the present decision, for the lack of order and discipline inside and around the stadium.

"To fine the English Football Association €100,000 for the lack of order and discipline inside and around the stadium, for the invasion of the field of play, for throwing of objects and for the disturbances during the national anthems."