England in trouble? UEFA charge England and Lithuania

Sankha Ghosh / 14 October 2015

UEFA charged England and Lithuania for crowd disturbances during the Euro 2016 qualifying match in Vilnius.

England came on top beating Lithuania by 3-0 in Vilnius to finish their Euro 2016 qualification run with a 100 per cent success record in Group E. Riot police were deployed from the very start of the game to prevent any kind of violence between rival fans as Lithuania has a common problem of football hooliganism.

Disciplinary proceedings have started already against the Football Association and the Lithuanian Football Federation (LFF) over the rival clash that broke out in a certain portion of the crowd just before the kick-off.

The LFF also facing charge over breaches of ticketing rules. It is revealed after an investigation, a few England fans without having tickets gained access to area reserved for home supporters and they also blocked the stairways intentionally which is against UEFA’s rule.

UEFA’s control, ethics and disciplinary body will hear the cases on Oct. 22.

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