UEFA charge England for fan behavior

UEFA charge England for fan behavior

Published Jun. 17, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET

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.