FA fined for England fans' conduct
The FA has been fined over the behaviour of England fans at the Sweden game
The Football Association have been fined 5,000 euros (£4,035) by UEFA for the "inappropriate conduct" of England's fans during their win over Sweden in Kiev last Friday.
The fine was for the attempted pitch invasion by England supporters during the Group D match, European football's governing body confirmed in a statement.
The FA have decided not to contest the fine believing the relative small amount reflects UEFA's belief the incident was not serious.
"The FA accepts UEFA's sanction in relation to the incident versus Sweden and we consider the matter closed," said an FA statement.
The FA presented video evidence and strong mitigating circumstances in their defence at a UEFA hearing, including that the potential "invasion" during the 3-2 win was nothing more than exuberance rather than a deliberate plan by some supporters to get onto the pitch.
After England's second and third goals by Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck between 20 and 30 fans surged forward towards the barriers but no one got further than the outside of the Olympic Stadium's running track.
The incident was so minor the UEFA match delegate is not thought to have mentioned it in his report of the game.
After so many years when the behaviour of their supporters has been called into question, the FA have been able to confirm there has not been a single arrest in either Poland or Ukraine.
UEFA have been criticised for their system of fining countries at Euro 2012.
The Croatian FA were fined £65,000 on Tuesday after their fans were found guilty of racially abusing Italy striker Mario Balotelli and Denmark's Nicklas Bendtner was hit by an £80,000 penalty for revealing underwear sponsored by a bookmaker.
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20 or 30 people "ATTEMPTED" to invade the pitch out of how may thousand supporters.
Meanwhile Russian Supporters attack a punbch of Polish Stewards after playing Czech Rep, then when they play Poland there's a full blown riot involving Russian & Polish Supporters.
And its the 20 or 30 English Supporters that FIFA get their panties in a twist about.
any excuse to screw the english.
UEFA and FIFA can kiss my a-ss
The England Fans have let us down again! Not one arrest, I was betting on at least fifty.
The real bad lot must have had their dole money cut back and we allowed to travel those who normally stay at home and sew sequins on to their dresses.
Seriously though, well done the non-rioters and screw UEFA with their petty fines. It is like sending every man to prison for going equipped to rape!!
Yet again they have proved that they hate England by a fine for not invading the pitch. If Ukrain had cleared a shot which was over the line Blatter would not have blinked but because it is England it is now an issue a different stance from the World Cup. They must be panicking that we could win just like Chelsea.
The FA have been fined 5,000 Euro's - That's our donation towards goal line technology.
THE F.A. HAVE WARNED ENGLAND PLAYERS THAT IF THE PASS THE BALL TO CARROL THEY WILL BE FINED , AND GIVEN A SEVERE WARNING
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