England forced to play behind closed doors after Euro 2020 final fan trouble

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England have been slapped with a two-match stadium ban and an £85million fine over the fan trouble that occurred before the Euro 2020 final – forcing Gareth Southgate's men to play their next couple of games behind closed doors.

The Three Lions' penalty shootout defeat against Italy came after violence had broken out on the Wembley streets before kick-off, with an estimated 5,000 ticketless fans storming into the stadium.

A day which should have been remembered as one of the proudest in the country's history instead descended into chaos outside the ground, with supporters seen fighting with police, stewards and innocent fans.

UEFA launched an inquiry into the events around Wembley after the final, specifically looking at offences in relation to invasion of the pitch; throwing objects; disturbance during the national anthem and lighting a firework.

European football's governing body then concluded that investigation on Monday after speaking to FA representatives via video link – and the punishment is severe.

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