Gareth Southgate is “fully appreciative” of UEFA’s decision to sanction England with a one-match stadium shutdown due to the chaos at Wembley Stadium during the Euro 2020 final.
The England-Italy match in July was overshadowed by chaotic and nasty events before, during, and after the match, with a number of ticketless fans forcing their way in.
As a result of the disruption in July, it was declared last month that the Three Lions would have to play their next home UEFA competition games behind closed doors.
A two-year suspension of a further one-game suspension has been imposed, and the Football Association has been fined 100,000 euros (about £84,500).
Speaking for the first time since UEFA meted out its punishment, England boss Southgate said: “I’m aware of lots of people who were at the game who have explained to me what was happening outside and inside.
“We understand the decision and we’re totally respectful of the decision.
source : fourfourtwo