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UEFA Opens Disciplinary Proceedings Against England Following Euro 2020 Semi-Final Victory

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UEFA Opens Disciplinary Proceedings Against England Following Euro 2020 Semi-Final Victory

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against England following the country's Euro 2020 semi-final victory over Denmark.

England won 2-1 after extra time, but the behaviour of fans has now come under the spotlight.

Kane scored the rebound. Credit: PA
Kane scored the rebound. Credit: PA

A statement released by UEFA reads: "Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA EURO 2020 semi-final match between England and Denmark (2-1), played on 7 July at Wembley Stadium, London.

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Charges against England :

  • Use of laser pointer by its supporters - Article 16(2)(d) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
  • Disturbance caused by its supporters during the national anthem - Article 16(2)(g) DR
  • Lighting of fireworks by its supporters - Article 16(2)(c) DR

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) in due course."

The aforementioned use of a laser pointer came at a decisive moment in the match.

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England were awarded a penalty in extra time, and as Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel prepared for the spot kick the laser could be seen on his face.

The 34-year-old still saved Harry Kane's penalty, but the England skipper was able to dispatch the decisive rebound.

Gareth Southgate's boys ultimately proved too much for the Danes and will now play Italy in the country's first major final since the World Cup in 1966.

England will now play Italy in the final. Credit: PA
England will now play Italy in the final. Credit: PA
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The game was closer than many expected though, with Denmark going 1-0 up midway through the first half.

England equalised with a slick move which saw Harry Kane slide in Bukayo Saka, who then squared it across the six-yard box, before the Danish captain Simon Kjær put it in his own net to bring the sides level before half-time.

England took more control in the second half but were unable to finish off Denmark until extra-time.

Following the match, Raheem Sterling said the side showed great character to come back from going a goal down, having conceded for the first time in the tournament.

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England previously defeated Germany 2-0 in the round of the last 16 before thrashing Ukraine 4-0 in the quarter-final to make it through to the semi.

Now the Three Lions are only one match away from bringing it home.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: UK News, Football

Jake Massey
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