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Mural to pay tribute to England’s EURO2020 performance

Urban street artists MurWalls created the artwork to help Londoners and visitors celebrate the capital’s role in hosting the European championships…reports Asian Lite News.

Following England’s journey to the UEFA EURO2020 final, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced that a work of art will be painted in central London to pay tribute to the team’s performance.

The mural of manager Gareth Southgate, captain Harry Kane and boy-from-Brent Raheem Sterling will be unveiled at Vinegar Yard in London Bridge this morning.

Urban street artists MurWalls created the artwork to help Londoners and visitors celebrate the capital’s role in hosting the European championships.

The Mayor said: “What an amazing month the England team have given us during the EURO2020 tournament.

“On behalf of all Londoners, I want to congratulate the magnificent England football team and their wonderful manager Gareth Southgate on making it to the final of the competition.

“The mural created by MurWalls unveiled today is a wonderful celebration of a team that have inspired and united our nation in our time of need. I encourage as many people as possible to take a look and get out and about in our wonderful capital this summer,” he added.

Marc Silver, founder of MurWalls, said: “Football may not quite have come home but pride in our national team certainly did – and that’s in no small part down to the leadership of Gareth Southgate. On and off the field, he and his players are true role models for young Londoners and we’re delighted to be working with the Mayor to celebrate their historic achievement on home turf. We look forward to honouring them going one better next year!”

Neil Benson, Vinegar Yard said: “It’s been amazing seeing fans and friends get together again at Vinegar Yard and support the England team in the Euros. We’re proud to have these murals on display at Vinegar Yard to show our support for Gareth Southgate and the team who inspired the nation.”

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UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings against England

The fans are demanding that the person in question be identified and banned from entering football matches…reports Asian Lite News.

The UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against England on three different incidents which took place during the second semi-final of Euro 2020 at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday. The inquiry includes the incident in which a fan used a laser pointer over Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel’s face.

The incident took place in the 104th minute when Harry Kane was preparing to take the penalty kick. Schmeichel, whose face was shining due to a green-coloured laser, saved the penalty but Kane scored on rebound to give England a place in the Euro final on Sunday.

The laser incident finds a mention in the press release by UEFA as a violation under Article 16 (2)(d) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations.

The fans are demanding that the person in question be identified and banned from entering football matches.

Former Liverpool and England striker Stan Collymore supported the calls made by fans.

“If anyone shone a laser pen at Schmeichel, they want banning for life,” he tweeted.

England has also been charged under Article 16 (2)(g) for disturbance caused by its supporters during the national anthem. Denmark’s national anthem was booed by a section of England fans before the match started.

The third event was the lightning of fireworks by the English supporters, punishable under Article 16 (2)(c) of the Disciplinary Regulations.

“The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) in due course,” said a statement from European football’s governing body.

England, after winning the semi-final 2-1, face Italy in the title clash on Sunday at Wembley.

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