England given one-match stadium ban

TPL | Published: 8:51 PM Oct 18 2021
Sports England given one-match stadium ban

England have been ordered to play one match behind closed doors as a punishment for the unrest at Wembley Stadium during the Euro 2020 final.

Uefa also imposed a ban for a second game, which is suspended for two years.

European football's governing body said it took action for "the lack of order and discipline inside and around the stadium" for the game.

"Although we are disappointed with the verdict, we acknowledge the outcome," said the Football Association.

"We condemn the terrible behaviour of the individuals who caused the 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.

"We are determined that this can never be repeated, so we have commissioned an independent review, led by Baroness Casey, to report on the circumstances involved.

"We continue to work with the relevant authorities in support of their efforts to take action against those responsible and hold them to account."

(BBC)

TPL | Published: 8:51 PM Oct 18 2021

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