- UEFA has confirmed that their ethics body is looking into the incident where Schmeichel was distracted with laser light by a fan
- The Three Lions were awarded a penalty towards the end of the first half of the extra time after Sterling was tripped
- While the goalkeeper was ready for the kick, green laser light was spotted on his face but he kept his cool
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England are under investigation after one of their fans shone laser light on Kasper Schmeichel’s face during their Euro 2020 semifinal clash against Denmark.
The light was spotted on the Danish keeper’s face when Harry Kane was about to take his spot-kick in the 104th minute.
He (Leicester City shot-stopper) saved the penalty but could not stop the Tottenham Hotspur attacker from scoring a rebound almost immediately which earned the Three Lions a 2-1 win.
Angry fans blast referee after spotting strange thing on pitch before England’s controversial penalty vs Denmark
UEFA have now charged the English national team for ‘disturbance caused by its supporters during national anthem’ and ‘lighting of fireworks by its supporters’.
The continental football governing body revealed in a statement released after the incident that their disciplinary arm will investigate the case as reported by Sky Sports.
What UEFA said
“The case will be dealt with by the UEFA, Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body [CEDB] in due course.”
Both England and Denmark were heading for the shootouts after playing 1-1 for almost 103 minutes but Raheem Sterling won a spot-kick for the Three Lions moments later and Kane buried it via a rebound.
Southgate’s men will now battle Italy for a chance to win their first-ever European Championship title on Sunday, July 11.
England reach first European Championship final
Legit.ng earlier reported that England fought hard to beat spirited Denmark 2-1 to book a date with Italy in the final of this year’s European Championship.
The Three Lions stunned the Danes in the extra time after Harry Kane powered home a rebound after Kasper Schmeichel stopped his spot-kick in the 104th minute.
Going into the game, there were numerous subplots being spoken about, including the fact that England were looking to qualify for their first final in more than five decades.