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England charged by UEFA after fans shine laser at Denmark’s keeper and boo national anthem

Written by on 08/07/2021

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against England after fans shone a laser at Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel during the Euro 2020 semi-final and booed the Scandinavian country’s national anthem.

A laser pointer was directed at Schmeichel before he saved Harry Kane’s extra-time penalty – only for the England captain to scored the rebound.

UEFA is also investigating the lighting of fireworks inside Wembley stadium during the match.

England won the semi-final tie 2 – 1 last night after a match where they had the lion’s share of the chances.

They will now face Italy, who have been unbeaten for nearly three years, in the final at Wembley on Sunday.

If England secure victory it will mark the first time they have won a major tournament since the World Cup in 1966.

Kane converted after his penalty was easily saved
Image: Harry Kane converted the rebound after his penalty kicked was saved

Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate has said his team deserve to be in the final, after Denmark boss Kasper Hjulmand said he believed England’s should never been awarded the penalty that helped secure them the tie.

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The spot kick was warded after England attacker Raheem Sterling was judged to have been tripped in the area. The decision was confirmed VAR.

You wouldn’t have found any England fans questioning the penalty decision, and there wild celebrations around the UK as they watched Southgate’s side make history.

In London’s Piccadilly Circus people were pictured on top of buses, while euphoria in the Trafalgar Square fan zone rivalled the celebrations inside Wembley seven miles away.

The match also saw goalkeeper Jordan Pickford beat the record of 1966 World Cup hero Gordon Banks, surpassing his 720 minutes without conceding a goal by just a few minutes when Denmark finally broke his resistance.

 Sky News

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