England to play without fans at the Wembley due to disorder in a EURO 2020 match

Rowdy fans in Wembley during the England and Italy game [photo: England Standard]

England will be forced to play behind closed doors at Wembley after the Football Association has punished for a lack of order and discipline in and around the national stadium during the Euro 2020 final against Italy at Wembley in July. The European soccer’s governing body says in a statement on Monday.

Alongside a two-match crowd ban, with the second suspended for a probationary period of two years, UEFA ordered the Football Association to pay a fine of  10,887,730 million shillings.

The ban will come into effect on England’s next competitive UEFA fixture, which is set to be the opening home game of their 2022-23 Nations League campaign.

“Although we are disappointed with the verdict, we acknowledge the outcome of this UEFA decision,” the FA said.

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