English FA fined €30,000 by Uefa for laser pen incident

Fine also takes into account booing of Danish anthem and fireworks being set off in ground

Harry Kane scores England’s winner past Kasper Schmeichel during the Euro 2020 semi-final at Wembley. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty/AFP

Harry Kane scores England’s winner past Kasper Schmeichel during the Euro 2020 semi-final at Wembley. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty/AFP

 

The English Football Association has been fined €30,000 after a laser pointer was directed at Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel during England’s Euro 2020 semi-final win on Wednesday.

The punishment, confirmed on Saturday by European governing body Uefa, also takes into account disturbances during the national anthems at Wembley and the setting off of fireworks inside the stadium.

The FA was charged was charged with the three offences after the game and the sanctions imposed following consideration by Uefa’s control ethics and disciplinary body.

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

TV pictures showed a green light being shone on the Leicester player’s face as 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.

A statement from Uefa read: “The CEDB has decided to fine the English Football Association 30,000 euros for the use of laser pointer, disturbances during the national anthems and setting of fireworks.”

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