England followers pointed a laser at Kasper Schmeichel forward of their penalty in further time.© AFP
The English Football Association has been fined 30,000 euros ($35,600) by UEFA after a laser was pointed at Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel throughout England’s Euro 2020 semi-final win, European soccer’s governing physique introduced Saturday. The FA was additionally sanctioned as a consequence of “disturbances during the national anthems and setting of fireworks” by England supporters at Wembley, a few of whom booed the Danish anthem. Photos within the British press confirmed a laser being pointed at Schmeichel’s face earlier than the match-deciding penalty in further time, which the Leicester ‘keeper saved solely to see Harry Kane rating the rebound.
“I didn’t notice it during the penalty kick because it was behind me on my right side,” mentioned Schmeichel.
“But I noticed it in the second half. I told the referee and I think he went out and told one of the other linesmen.”
UEFA had introduced the fees towards England on Friday.
Gareth Southgate’s males gained 2-1 towards Denmark and can face Italy in London on Sunday in England’s first main event closing since successful the 1966 World Cup.
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