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UEFA hits England with stadium fan ban after spectator chaos at Euro 2020 final

England has been ordered to play its next two home games without fans after disturbances during the Euro 2020 final against Italy at Wembley in July. 

The ban on fans attending the second game has been suspended for two years, while the English Football Association (FA) has been fined 100,000 euros ($156,670), UEFA said.

The July 11 final, won by Italy in a penalty shoot-out, was marred by clashes between supporters and officials in and around Wembley, with ticketless fans breaching security cordons.

The FA has commissioned an independent review to look into the disturbances.

“Although we are disappointed with the verdict, we acknowledge the outcome of this UEFA decision,” the FA said.

More than 80 people were arrested amid chaotic scenes when England faced Italy at Wembley in July.(AP: Ian West)

“We condemn the terrible behaviour of the individuals who caused 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.”

UEFA’s disciplinary panel imposed the fine and two-match ban on supporters “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,” the governing body said.

The FA was fined 30,000 euros earlier in the tournament after a laser pointer was shone at Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel during England’s semi-final victory, also at Wembley.

British police made over 80 arrests during the final and said 19 officers were injured.


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