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UEFA punishes England over penalty incident against Denmark in semi-final

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UEFA has fined England’s Football Association (FA) the sum of €30,000, after a laser pointer was shone at Denmark goalkeeper, Kasper Schmeichel, during what proved to be the crucial moment of their Euro 2020 semifinal.

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Europe’s governing body confirmed this on Saturday.

Television footage showed that Schmeichel was targeted by a fan inside Wembley Stadium using a green laser, as England captain Harry Kane came up to take a penalty in extra time.

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Kane tucked away his own rebound to give the Three Lions a 2-1 win on Wednesday.

However, UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings against England on Thursday.

The FA was also charged following disturbances during the national anthems and for the setting off of fireworks.

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England is looking to win their first major trophy since the 1966 World Cup and to play Italy in the European Championship final at Wembley on Sunday.




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