England charged after fan pointed laser at Kasper Schmeichel before penalty

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England have been charged after a fan pointed a laser at Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel in the Euro 2020 semi-final.

The Three Lions have also been charged for fans booing their opponents' national anthem as well as fireworks being let off outside the ground.

Footage of the Denmark goalkeeper being targeted by the laser emerged on social media after the Three Lions' 2-1 extra-time win at Wembley.

And the governing body of Europe have now stepped in to punish England, who will face Italy in the final on July 11.

A statement from UEFA reads: "Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA EURO 2020 semi-final match between England and Denmark (2-1), played on 7 July at Wembley Stadium, London.

"[Charges against England] Use of a laser pointer by its supporters – Article 16(2)(d) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR).

"Disturbance caused by its supporters during the national anthems – Article 16(2)(g) DR.

"Lighting of fireworks by its supporters – Article 16 (2)(c) DR.

"The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Board (CEDB) in due course."

Schmeichel was lining up to face Kane in extra time, with the teams going into another 30 minutes level at 1-1.

He saved the first effort but his block bounced the ball into the forward's path to secure the winner on 104 minutes.

Fans on social media were also left furious when the majority of the 66,000-strong crowd booed during Denmark's national anthem.

As the teams lined up, England's opponents were jeered as they sang their anthem arm-in-arm.

One viewer said on Twitter: "Booing the national anthem of Denmark is disgusting. Actually disgusting."

While another said: "England fans booing the Denmark national anthem. This is why all of Europe wants to see us lose."

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Footage also emerged on social media after the game of supporters letting off huge fireworks outside the 90,000-seater stadium.

As fans were walking down Wembley way when they were let off – despite people being within a short distance.

England's win over Denmark means they are into a major tournament final for the first time in 55 years, the last being their 1966 World Cup win against West Germany.

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