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England given fine, stadium ban for Euro 2020 final crowd trouble

England will have to play one match behind closed doors and pay a six-figure fine over the fan disturbances that overshadowed the Euro 2020 final at Wembley.

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England given fine, stadium ban for Euro 2020 final crowd trouble
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England have been ordered to play one game behind closed doors over the crowd trouble in and around Wembley during their Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy.

July's clash, which Italy won on penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra-time, was overshadowed by serious disturbances as ticketless supporters fought with stewards in an attempt to enter the stadium.

England's first Nations League fixture to be without fans

UEFA opened an investigation into the matter in August and announced on Monday that England must play their next match in UEFA competition behind closed doors, which is expected to be their opening 2022-23 Nations League game.

England's stadium ban also includes a second game suspended for two years.

England also fined over Euro 2020 final disturbances

The Three Lions have also been fined £84,500 (€100,000) for the fans' disorder, which also included invading the pitch, throwing objects and jeering during Italy's national anthem.

"Although we are disappointed with the verdict, we acknowledge the outcome," England's Football Association said in a statement on Monday.

"We condemn the terrible behaviour of the individuals who caused the disgraceful scenes in and around Wembley Stadium at the Euro 2020 final, and we deeply regret that some of them were able to enter the stadium.

"We are determined that this can never be repeated, so we have commissioned an independent review, led by Baroness Casey, to report on the circumstances involved.

"We continue to work with the relevant authorities in support of their efforts to take action against those responsible and hold them to account."

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