UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings against FA over Wembley fan chaos
It's after the Euro 2020 final was overshadowed by fan trouble.
UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the FA following the disgraceful scenes at Wembley before and throughout the EURO 2020 final last month.
Thousands of ticketless fans stormed entrances and turnstiles to make their way into the stadium before the kick off of England's first ever European Championship final and first major final since 1966.
A total of 45 people were arrested on the night with 19 police officers injured as they confronted the volatile crowds.
UEFA have said they have opened disciplinary proceedings against the FA for a "potential violation of Article 16(2)(h) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations for a lack of order or discipline observed inside or around the stadium" during the match.
The disciplinary action comes after an investigation conducted by a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector.
After lengthy investigation, @UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings against @FA "for a potential violation of Article 16(2)(h) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations for a lack of order or discipline by its supporters" inside and outside Wembley during Euro 2020 final. Inevitable.
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) August 3, 2021
A statement released on Tuesday read: "Following an investigation conducted by a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector into the events involving supporters which occurred inside and around the stadium during the UEFA EURO 2020 final match between the national teams of Italy and England played on 11 July at Wembley Stadium, London, disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the English Football Association for a potential violation of Article 16(2)(h) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations for a lack of order or discipline by its supporters."
European football's governing body also intends to charge the FA for other incidents that took place during the final.
These include a pitch invader who made it onto the pitch during the second half, and the Italian national anthem being booed by large numbers of fans before kick off.
Fireworks and flares were also set off outside the stadium.