UEFA Euro 2020: England's FA fined by UEFA over violation of disciplinary code
The 2020 UEFA Euro would see England and Italy colliding in the final. However, there was a controversy during England's semi-final tie against Denmark after fans were alleged to have violated disciplinary norms, leading to England's FA getting fined by UEFA.
The UEFA Euro 2020 is all set to end on Sunday, with Italy and England clashing in the final at the Wembley Stadium in London. England is the firm favourite to win this clash with the home advantage, while the Italians are relentless currently and would be putting up an extensive fight.
As for England, it won its semis clash against Denmark 2-1 at Wembley. However, there was a mild controversy after, during an English penalty, a fan was spotted pointing a laser into the eyes of Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. Although he was able to save Harry Kane's penalty kick, the latter fired in the rebound.
Meanwhile, calls were made to identify the culprit and hand a ban to the spectator. Besides the laser incident, fans were also accused of causing disturbances during the national anthem and setting up fireworks.
In the same light, the Union of European Football Associations investigated the incidents, as it handed England's Football Association a fine of €30,000. "The CEDB has decided to fine the English Football Association EUR30,000 for the use of laser pointer, disturbances during the national anthems and setting off fireworks," said UEFA in a statement.
Meanwhile, English head coach Gareth Southgate seemed to be unmoved by the incident. Furthermore, he declared that the two best sides in Europe would be playing for the ultimate European glory.
"It's an exceptional team, and I think, without doubt, the two best teams in the tournament have made the final, and now it's whoever performs well on the day. Once you get to a final, you have to win, and that's going to be very difficult; we know that, but that has to be our ambition, and that has to be our belief," he told Sky Italia.
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