UEFA opens case against England over fans’ conduct

UEFA opened a disciplinary case against the English Football

Association on Sunday after some fans tried to invade the pitch

during the team’s 3-2 victory over Sweden.

England is the seventh of 16 competing countries at the European

Championship to be charged by UEFA for disciplinary offenses.

UEFA said in a statement Sunday the attempted invasion of the

field at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev on Friday was ”inappropriate

behavior.”

Fans celebrating an England goal were seen running from the

stands on to the track circling the pitch before being intercepted

by stewards.

UEFA’s control and disciplinary body will hear the case on

Wednesday. England is likely to get a small financial penalty.