July’s clash between England and Italy was marred by chaotic and ugly scenes before, during and after the show, with some ticketless supporters forcing them into action.
The FA were sanctioned by Uefa for disruptive behavior and had to play Uefa’s next match at home behind closed doors, with a further match suspended. That will probably be the Nations League schedule in June.
The FA has authorized Baron Casey of Blackstock to conduct an independent review of what happened and her findings will be published on the regulator’s website on Friday morning.
The goal of the review is to understand what happened on the day of the final – July 11 – and identify lessons learned to prevent any repetition.
The assessment looks at incidents in and around the stadium, events and decisions made before and during the game.
It looks at the planning and preparation of the FA and its delivery partners to identify “issues and gaps” and assess the adequacy of the response to internal and external events. stadium.
Security arrangements were examined to identify weaknesses and recommend changes.
In addition to the FA, the review also covered discussions with the Metropolitan Police, Greater London Authority, Stadium Safety Advisory Group, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and organizers UEFA tournament.
Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston said last month he believed the turmoil had not “quenched” hopes of hosting the 2030 World Cup.
The UK and Ireland are considering a bid for the 100th anniversary event, with a feasibility study underway.
A level playing field for disabled people with access to charity also contributed to the review, after individuals without tickets entered areas of the stadium specifically for disabled spectators.
Tony Taylor, president of the LPF, said in a statement to the PA news agency in September: “The events at the Euro 2020 finals need to be recognized for what they were: chaos and dangerous disorder. dangerously direct fans – and especially fans with disabilities – in a harmful way.
“We have heard from fans scared and shaken by these events and questioning their own safety at future tournaments and fixtures.
“We are clear in our view that a full, detailed assessment with meaningful tangible actions is required to prevent a repetition of the horrific scenes we have witnessed. at Wembley in July. It’s just luck that we’re not talking about the end result of serious injury. ”
The LPF said a disabled fan reported being ‘robbed’ by an individual without a ticket impersonating a manager to gain access to the stadium.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/football-association-nigel-huddleston-uefa-italy-nations-league-b1968562.html FA publishes assessment of Euro 2020 final chaos on Friday