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UEFA action against England over pitch invasion

June 17, 2012

England’s Football Association are facing action from UEFA after some fans attempted to invade the pitch after the side’s victory over Sweden, European football’s governing body said in a statement on Sunday.

UEFA said on its website that its disciplinary committee would hear the case on Wednesday regarding “the inappropriate behaviour of their (England’s) supporters — attempted invasion of the field of play”.

England won Friday’s Group D qualifying match in the Ukrainian capital Kiev 3-2. Roy Hodgson’s side came back from 2-1 down after opening the scoring, with second-half goals from Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck.

English supporters cheer their team ahead of the Euro 2012 championships football match Sweden vs England on June 15, 2012 at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev


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