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Euro 2020: UEFA investigates laser pointer incident during England’s semifinal win over Denmark

Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel had the laser shone in his face as England captain Harry Kane stepped as much as take an extra-time penalty.

Schmeichel saved the penalty, however Kane pounced on the the rebound and his purpose proved decisive in a 2-1 win which ensured England’s passage to Sunday’s closing towards Italy.

European soccer’s governing physique stated it had opened disciplinary proceedings, charging England with the usage of a “laser pointer by its supporters.”

UEFA stated it disciplinary investigation may even have a look at “disturbance” brought on by England supporters during the nationwide anthem and the lighting of fireworks by its followers.

Broadcaster ITV, which televised the match within the UK, confirmed footage of a inexperienced laser being pointed at Schmeichel’s face.

`”Whoever they’re they’re an fool … it is silly and he does not deserve that,” ITV presenter Mark Pougatch stated. “That kind of factor, no one needs to see.”
The English Football Association and the Danish Football Union didn’t instantly reply to CNN Sport’s request for remark.
Schmeichel had an impressive game for Denmark, notably saving a Harry Maguire header.

Boris Johnson congratulates England workforce

Meanwhile UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has despatched his congratulations to the England gamers and the workforce’s supervisor Gareth Southgate.

“Well, I believed it was probably the most extraordinary sport, and clearly I do not assume I’ve ever seen an England workforce play with such creativit, aptitude, versatility and simply hold going like that,” Johnson instructed reporters on Thursday.

“It was a complete nail biter. I do not learn about you, however once we conceded that purpose early on after which equalized, after which ran on proper the way in which into extra-time.

“It might have gone fallacious at any stage, but it surely did not and it was simply euphoric. Absolutely extraordinary. So I congratulate Gareth Southgate and the entire workforce. I believed they have been gorgeous and clearly, you realize, wishing all of them the easiest for the Sunday.”

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