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Euro 2020: UEFA fines England €30,000 over ‘laser pointer’ attack on Schmeichel


Euro 2020: UEFA fines England €30,000 over 'laser pointer' attack on Schmeichel

Europe’s governing body, UEFA, has fined England’s Football Association (FA) the sum of €30,000, after a laser pointer was flashed into the eyes of Denmark goalkeeper, Kasper Schmeichel, during a penalty in their Euro 2020 semifinal.

This was contained in a statement issued by the European football body on Saturday.

Viral videos and television footage have shown 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’s first kick was parried before he 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.

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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