England get Wembley stadium ban over Euro 2020 final chaos!
UEFA has punished English football’s governing body with a two-game stadium ban, one of which is suspended for two years, and a fine of £84,560 over Euro 2020 final chaos.
With the ban, for the first time, England has been forced to play a game behind closed doors because of their own fans’ behaviour.
The ban will see the FA take a financial hit of at least £2.5million in lost matchday revenue.
European soccer’s governing body said in a statement on Monday said England has been ordered to play their next two home games in the UEFA competition without supporters present after disturbances during their Euro 2020 final against Italy at Wembley in July.
FA has commissioned an independent review to look into the disturbances, the news source reports.
“Although we are disappointed with the verdict, we acknowledge the outcome of this UEFA decision,’ said an FA spokesman.
‘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 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.’
In their mitigation talks, the FA stressed to UEFA that the Euro 2020 organising body was kept fully updated with the policing and security measures in place for the final.