English FA fined €5,000 for attempted pitch invasion against Sweden

The Three Lions have been punished after their fans were accused of attempting to storm the field during the Group D match against Sweden in Kiev despite their denials
The English Football Association (FA) has been handed a 5,000 fine by Uefa after it was decided that England fans attempted to storm the pitch during the Euro 2012 match against Sweden.

The England supporters were found guilty despite pleas from The FA, who claimed that the fans were only celebrating enthusiastically and had not attempted to enter the field of play.

The FA said in a statement: "The FA accepts Uefa's sanction in relation to the incident versus Sweden, and we consider the matter closed."

England's comeback from 2-1 down during the eventual 3-2 victory sparked the passionate celebrations and a surge to the bottom of the stands was interpreted as an attempted pitch invasion.

The FA cited a match delegate's report which declared the behaviour of the fans was "satisfactory" but have still been handed the fine.