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England face probe over laser pen shone at Schmeichel

  • Published at 08:55 pm July 8th, 2021
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Denmark's Kasper Schmeichel prepares to face the spot kick by England's Harry Kane as a laser is spotted on his face during the Uefa Euro 2020 semi-final at Wembley Wednesday

Uefa said it has also opened proceedings against England for the lighting of fireworks by their fans and the disturbance caused by them during the national anthem

European football's governing body Uefa opened disciplinary proceedings against England Thursday over a laser pen shone at Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel during the deciding moment of their Euro 2020 semi-final.

Schmeichel was targeted by a spectator as England captain Harry Kane stepped up for a penalty in extra time to give the home side a 2-1 win during Wednesday's match at Wembley.

The keeper saved Kane's initial effort but could not stop the rebound which sent Gareth Southgate's side into Sunday's final against Italy.

Uefa said it has also opened proceedings against England for the lighting of fireworks by their fans and the disturbance caused by them during the national anthem.