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UEFA begins correctional measures against England for Euro 2020 final

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Following a disordered Euro 2020 final against Italy at Wembley, England will face disciplinary charges under the authority of UEFA.

UEFA has affirmed that it will take disciplinary measures against England national football team following the blemishing events at the Euro 2020 final at Wembley.

On the final day of the competition in July, disturbing incidents took place both inside and outside the stadium. Meanwhile, there were similar disastrous episodes at several locations for supporters across central London.

England lost to Italy on penalties after a 1-1 draw at extra time, but the world witnessed many happenings before and after the match. And after a thorough investigation, the European football’s governing body has opened up proceedings against the English Football Association (FA) for its fans’ conduct.

“Following an investigation conducted by a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector into the events involving supporters which occurred inside and around the stadium during the UEFA EURO 2020 final match between the national teams of Italy and England played on 11 July at Wembley Stadium, London, disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the English Football Association for a potential violation of Article 16(2)(h) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations for a lack of order or discipline by its supporters,” UEFA announced in a statement released on Tuesday. 

Along with this formal accusation, England were also charged with four other violations. UEFA revealed these offences following the Euro 2020 final in July. They are as follows: 

  • Invasion of the field of play by its supporters – Article 16(2)(a) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
  • Throwing of objects by its supporters – Article 16(2)(b) DR
  • Disturbance caused by its supporters during the national anthem – Article 16(2)(g) DR
  • Lighting of a firework by its supporters – Article 16(2)(c) DR
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