The FA launch independent review into security failings at Wembley after violence and disorder ahead of Euro 2020 Final

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The FA has commissioned an independent review into security failings at Wembley after the violence and disorder at the Euro 2020 Final.

Baroness Casey of Blackstock has been appointed to lead the review into the “disgraceful scenes” after thousands of ticketless fans broke down barriers and stormed the stadium.

The Euro 2020 Final between England and Italy on July 11 was marred by crowd trouble and the chaos threatens to derail a combined British and Irish bid to host the World Cup in 2030.

Ministers have called for an independent review into the chaos and the FA have informed the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) that they want “to ensure that lessons are learned and such disgraceful scenes are never able to be repeated”.

A statement from the FA said: “We are determined to fully understand what happened outside and then inside Wembley Stadium at the UEFA Euro 2020 Final on July 11.

“We informed the DCMS at the weekend that an independent review led by Baroness Casey of Blackstock has been commissioned to report on the facts and circumstances involved. It will speak to all parties concerned and included external experts.

“A key emphasis of the findings will be to ensure that lessons are learned and such disgraceful scenes are never able to be repeated.

“We continue to work with the relevant authorities in support of their efforts to identify those responsible and hold them to account.”

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