News 13 July 2021
Author: Courtney W

England Charged With Four Offences By UEFA Following Wembley Chaos At Euro 2020 Final

13 July 2021

UEFA have charged the Football Association (FA) with four offences for the events which unravelled at Wembley during the Euro 2020 final.

The charges against England include the invasion of the field by supporters, the throwing of objects by supporters, disturbances during the national anthems and the lighting of fireworks.

UEFA announced the charges in a statement which reads: “Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA EURO 2020 final match between the national teams of Italy and England (1-1, Italy won 3-2 on penalties), played on 11 July at Wembley Stadium, London.”

It was also revealed that a separate investigation has been launched to look into the “events involving supporters which occurred inside and around” Wembley.

Before the final on Sunday – which ended in a 2-1 Italy win against England – fans forced their way into the stadium and stole seats of paying supporters, sparking outrage and tension within the stadium.

News of England’s new charges comes days after the FA were fined £26,000 over disturbances during the semi-final against Denmark last week.

UEFA have said the events which took place during the final will be “dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) in due course.”

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