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England charged by UEFA

Governing body charged over fans' behaviour

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England's fans were heavily outnumbered in Kiev

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The English Football Association has been charged by UEFA after several fans attempted to get on to the pitch following Theo Walcott's goal in the 3-2 victory over Sweden.

The tumultuous game provoked emotional reactions in the stands and European football's governing body are investigating whether some fans tried to invade the pitch after Walcott levelled the game up at 2-2.

A statement read: "UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Football Association of England for the inappropriate conduct of their fans at the Group D match with Sweden.

"UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Football Association of England (FA) for the inappropriate behaviour of their supporters - attempted invasion of the field of play - at the UEFA EURO 2012 Group D match against Sweden in Kyiv on Friday.

"The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body will deal with the case on Wednesday 20 June."

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