UEFA Reprimands Country: Fans’ Outrage to Cost England Euro 2030 Bid

Published 05/12/2022, 3:30 PM EDT
Soccer Football – World Cup – UEFA Qualifiers – Group I – Hungary v England – Puskas Arena, Budapest, Hungary – September 2, 2021 England’s Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring their first goal with Harry Kane as plastic cups of beer are thrown from the stands REUTERS/Carl Recine

Football is arguably the biggest sport on the planet and as a result, several fans are heavily invested in the game. However, at the end of the day, it remains a sport, and things should never escalate to the level of physical harm. This situation arose after England lost the final of the Euros last year against Italy.

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The match was held in Wembley, and there were several reports of violence occurring in and around the stadium after the match was over. It was a very unfortunate day for the sport of football and all fans gathered together to stand with those who were the victims of these attacks.

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England’s Football Association apologized after several groups of people broke into the stadium, and was appalled by everything that occurred on the day.

England’s Euro 2030 bid in danger

However, it seems that these incidents might have marred England’s chances of hosting the competition again in 2030. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin spoke about the incidents and said that the violence was unacceptable. He spoke about making football a source of inspiration and that night at Wembley was a blemish on the entire sport.

We still have many problems to solve to make our sport a role model and a greater source of inspiration than it is today. The images of violence at Wembley stadium at last year’s Euro final are unacceptable,” Ceferin said.

Aleksander Ceferin condemns the violence in England

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Ceferin then went on to talk about the fact that a typical family might not feel safe in the stadium if incidents like that ever happened. He reiterated his point that anything like this can never happen again and asked the authorities to help.

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When a family goes to see a match of any competition, it should be a time for fun, celebration, and enjoyment. People should feel safe in and around a stadium. They should never feel in danger. With the authorities’ help, this cannot happen again. Ever,” he added.

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It doesn’t seem like England’s bid is in any real danger of collapsing as Ceferin seemed confident of the English FA doing a better job next time.

 

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a soccer author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for soccer to enhance his journalism. He lists charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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