UEFA has initiated disciplinary proceedings against the football association for the behavior of fans at the Euro 2020 final at Wembley.
A UEFA statement said: “Following an investigation by a UEFA ethics and disciplinary inspector into the incidents involving fans in and around the stadium during the UEFA EURO 2020 final between the national teams of Italy and England on July 11 at Wembley Stadion, London, disciplinary proceedings have been initiated against the Football Association of England for a possible violation of Article 16 (2) (h) of the UEFA Disciplinary Code for a lack of order or discipline by its supporters. “
The match between England – in front of a home crowd and in the first grand final in 55 years – and Italy was clouded by ticketless fans who entered the stadium and clashed with stewards, police and other fans.
UEFA launched its disciplinary investigation into the actions of fans in and around Wembley on July 13, two days after the final.
The Football Association was also hit after the final with four charges of invading the pitch by an English supporter, throwing objects by supporters, disrupting the Italian national anthem and lighting fireworks.
The FA was also fined £ 25,630 for problems with the audience, including the lighting of a laser pointer on Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel during England’s semi-final win, also at Wembley.
Later in July, the FA commissioned an independent review to avoid repeating the “nefarious scenes” at Wembley for the Euro 2020 final.