Euro 2020: UEFA punishes England for fan behavior during match with Denmark

Source : 112 Ukraine

Fans pointed laser lights at Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel during a crucial moment in the match between the two countries
09:22, 11 July 2021


English Football Association has been fined 30,000 euros by UEFA for the behaviour of its fans during the Euro 2020 semi-final win over Denmark. This is reported by the UEFA press service. 

The laser incident occurred as Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel prepared to face a penalty during extra time of England's 2-1 win.

Related: Euro 2020: Italy defeats Spain in penalty shootout

TV pictures showed a green light being shone on the Leicester player's face as Harry Kane lined up his spot-kick. Schmeichel saved Kane's initial shot but was beaten on the rebound for what proved the decisive goal.

UEFA also investigated the booing of the Danish national anthem prior to the game, which was attended by more than 60,000 people, and the setting off of fireworks by some fans.

"The UEFA Control Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has decided to fine the English Football Association €30,000 for the use of laser pointer, disturbances during the national anthems and setting of fireworks," the message reads.

As we reported earlier, England reached its first men's major tournament final since winning the World Cup in 1966 after beating Denmark 2-1 at Euro 2020 in a gripping encounter on Wednesday at Wembley Stadium.

Related: Schedule of Euro 2020 matches: Where and when you can watch games of the European Championship

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