England have been ordered to play their next Uefa international fixture behind closed doors due to the crowd trouble that marred this summer’s Euro 2020 final.
The English Football Association have also been fined €100,000 “for the lack of order and discipline inside and around the stadium, for the invasion of the field of play, for throwing of objects and for the disturbances during the national anthems.”
The ban will apply to England’s next Nations League fixture in the summer of 2022, while a second match ban has been suspended for two years and could be enforced in the event of further sanctions.
A spokesperson for the FA said: “Although we are disappointed with the verdict, we acknowledge the outcome of this UEFA decision.
“We condemn the terrible behaviour of the individuals who caused the disgraceful scenes in and around Wembley Stadium at the EURO 2020 final, and we deeply regret that some of them were able to enter the stadium.
“We are determined that this can never be repeated, so we have commissioned an independent review, led by Baroness Casey, to report on the circumstances involved. We continue to work with the relevant authorities in support of their efforts to take action against those responsible and hold them to account.”
Ticketless supporters forced their way through the barriers at Wembley Stadium on 11 July causing chaos and sparking ugly clashes during England’s defeat by Italy on penalties.
The Metropolitan Police reported that 51 arrests were made in connection to the event, with 26 of those at Wembley as ticketless fans breached barricades and disabled viewing areas. Nineteen officers sustained injuries as part of the police operation.