FA fined for laser incident as Kasper Schmeichel faced Harry Kane's penalty
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The Football Association (FA) has been fined £25,630 after a laser pointer was directed at Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
The incident occured during England’s Euro 2020 2-1 semi-final win on 7 July as Schmeichel prepared to face a penalty during extra time.
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The punishment, confirmed on 10 July by European governing body UEFA also takes into account disturbances during the national anthems at Wembley and the setting off of fireworks inside the stadium.
The FA was charged with the three offences after the game and the sanctions imposed following consideration by UEFA’s control ethics and disciplinary body.
TV pictures showed a green light being shone on the Leicester player’s face as Kane lined up his spot-kick.
Schmeichel saved Kane’s initial shot but was beaten on the rebound for what proved the decisive goal.
UEFA also investigated the booing of the Danish national anthem prior to the game, which was attended by more than 60,000 people - and the setting off of fireworks by some fans.
A statement from UEFA read: “The CEDB has decided to fine the English Football Association 30,000 euros for the use of laser pointer, disturbances during the national anthems and setting of fireworks.”
It comes as Gareth Southgate's Three Lions will face Italy in the final of Euro 2020 on 11 July 55 years since our men’s team have made it to the end of a major international tournament.