As a result of the unrest at Wembley Stadium during the Euro 2020 final, England has been compelled to play one match behind closed doors. A two-year suspension was also enforced by Uefa for a second game.
For “the lack of order and discipline inside and around the stadium” during the game, the Football Association was fined 100,000 euros (£84,560).
“While we are upset by the judgment, we accept the outcome of this Uefa decision,” the FA stated. The ban is the first time the FA has been sanctioned in such a way that England will be forced to play a home match behind closed doors.
Fans clashed with stewards and police as they attempted to gain entry to Wembley Stadium for the match on July 11, which England lost on penalties to Italy.
Many people sat in the section designated for players’ families, and England defender Harry Maguire later revealed that his father Alan had two suspected fractured ribs prior to the game.
Maguire, a Manchester United central defender, said his father was injured in the crowd and was “struggling to breathe.”
“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,” added the FA.
Source: BBC Sport