ENGLAND have been ordered to play a match behind closed doors after fan trouble at the Euro 2020 final.
Gareth Southgate’s men won’t have fans present for their next Uefa home match, which will likely be a Nations League contest next year.
And the Three Lions were also hit with an £85,000 fine as well as a second match behind closed doors, which is suspended for two years.
It comes after chaos at the Euro 2020 final at Wembley this summer when ticketless fans stormed the stadium.
England lost to Italy on penalties in a game that was overshadowed by the poor fan behaviour in and out of the stadium.
Tournament organisers Uefa opened disciplinary proceedings against the FA in August and finally issued sanctions on Monday.
A Uefa statement read: “Following an investigation conducted by a UEFA ethics and disciplinary inspector regarding the incidents that occurred during the Uefa Euro 2020 final match between the national teams of Italy and England played on July 11, 2021 at Wembley Stadium, London, and the subsequent disciplinary proceedings opened against the English Football Association, the Uefa Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has today taken the following decision:
“To order the English Football Association to play its next two (2) Uefa competition matches as host association behind closed doors, the second of which is suspended for a probationary period of two (2) years from the date of the present decision, for the lack of order and discipline inside and around the stadium.
“To fine the English Football Association £85,000 for the lack of order and discipline inside and around the stadium, for the invasion of the field of play, for throwing of objects and for the disturbances during the national anthems.”
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