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English fans have to pay for misconduct around the European Championship final | Sport

The England national team has to play its next home game without an audience. UEFA imposed that penalty following the disturbances surrounding the European Championship final in July against Italy at Wembley. If things go wrong again within two years in a duel around the English team, another penalty will follow from a game without an audience.




The English Football Association must also pay a fine of 100,000 euros. “While we are disappointed with the verdict, we recognize the outcome,” the FA said.

British hooligans without tickets stormed Wembley stadium in London for the lost final against Italy. Stewards were overrun and stewards would also have let fans in without a valid ticket in exchange for money, witnesses also reported at the time.

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At Wembley, a stadium with 90,000 seats, 67,173 spectators were welcome during the final due to the restrictions surrounding the corona virus. There were hardly any empty seats on television during the final battle. There were also supporters on the steps of the stadium.

“We condemn the appalling behavior of the people responsible for this and we deeply regret that some of them were able to enter the stadium,” the FA said. “We are determined that this will never happen again.”

The qualifiers for the World Cup are played under the flag of the World Football Association. England therefore does not have to play football without fans until June, the next match in the battle for the Nations League.

English fans have to pay for misconduct around the European Championship final | Sport
Source link English fans have to pay for misconduct around the European Championship final | Sport

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