UEFA action against England over pitch invasion

AFP, Sunday 17 Jun 2012

UEFA to act against England after pitch invasion

Sweden and England
English players celebrate their second goal during the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group D match between Sweden and England in Kiev (Photo: AP)

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.

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