October 14, 2021
(Reuters) – The Home Office announced in a statement Thursday that a total of 92 football-related arrests had been made in England’s home match during the 2020-21 season.
The Football Association of England has commissioned an independent review to investigate the turmoil when the Euro 2020 title in Wembley on July 11 clashes with Italy.
Italy’s penalty shootout final was hurt by skirmishes between fans and officials inside and outside the stadium.
British police have made several arrests and said 19 police officers were injured after a ticketless fan broke security codeon before the match.
Of the 90 football-related arrests in Euro 2020, 39 were Italian matches, 28 were matches against Scotland and 18 were semi-finals against Denmark, according to Interior Ministry figures.
“There were six more football-related arrests involving international teams playing at Euro 2020 in Wembley, all six of which occurred in the match between Italy and Spain,” he said.
UEFA of the European Football Federation said it has appointed an ethics and disciplinary inspector to investigate the turmoil outside Wembley.
British media reported that UEFA could announce its decision early next week. England may be ordered to play a home match without the presence of supporters.
(Report by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bangalore, edited by Ken Ferris)
Soccer-Police arrested 90 people in an England match during the Euro
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