The barrier to the semifinals is finally Parole England. The team that failed to reach the final after trying twice before in the Euros lost to Denmark at home on Wednesday. The English won 2-1 over the Danish on a controversial penalty in extra time.
However, the unbridled jubilation of the English supporters has given rise to some controversy. 20 people have been arrested for going on a rampage. But that is an off-field incident. UEFA has launched an investigation into three incidents on the field.
Allegations against England
The use of laser lights by supporters is a violation of Article 16 (2) (d) of the UEFA Code of Conduct.
Making supporters noise during the national anthem is a violation of Article 16 (2) (g) of the UEFA Code of Conduct.
Burning of fireworks by supporters is a violation of Article 16 (2) (c) of the UEFA Code of Conduct.
England vs Denmark final score: 2-1 AET
After 102 minutes scores were locked at 1-1 when Raheem Sterling went on a dazzling run, cutting into the box from the right before being chopped down. The referee awarded a penalty and VAR agreed.
Kane stepped up and scored — but not without a dramatic twist. Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel made a brilliant save low down to his left, but the ball rebounded to Kane’s feet and he buried the ball in the back of the net from his follow-through.
“Arise, Prince Harry,” one commentator said.
There was debate around whether England actually deserved the penalty, but the home fans didn’t care.
“In my opinion, it wasn’t a penalty,” Socceroos legend John Aloisi told Optus Sport.