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Euro 2024: UEFA Announce Decision On Banning Bellingham, Rice

UEFA have announced decision concerning England duo of Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice over their offensive gesture following their dramatic 2-1 win over Slovakia at Euro 2024 on Sunday.
UEFA said it will not ban the players.
The governing body have reviewed the report from match officials and have instead opened disciplinary proceedings against the Three Lions for the lighting of fireworks and crowd disturbances.
Bellingham, who scored for 1-1, appeared to have made a lewd gesture towards the Slovakia bench.
Rice was also embroiled in a spat with opposition boss, Francesco Calzona.
But they have both been let off the hook.
A UEFA spokesperson told Mirror Football: “Following the review of the officials’ reports for ENG-SVK match, disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the English Football Association for lighting of fireworks and crowd disturbances.
“The CEDB will take a decision on this case in due course. No further proceedings were opened from this match.”
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Euro 2024: Two Spanish Referees Sent Home Over Poor Officiating

Two Spanish referees have been sent home by UEFA following complaints against them at Euro 2024.
UK Metro reported that the two referees are Alejandro Hernandez and Jesus Gil Manzano.
Hernandez was the VAR official who ignored Scotland’s penalty claim in their 1-0 defeat to Hungary last Sunday.

Manzano was criticised for his error in France’s 1-0 win over Austria.
Both referees will take no part in the knockout stages of the tournament.
Manzano’s two assistants, Diego Barbero and Angel Nevado, have also been sent home.
This leaves only Martinez Munuera, a VAR official, as Spain’s sole representative for the remainder of Euro 2024.
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Russia banned from competing in Euro 2024 tournament.

Russia has been barred from qualifying for Euro 2024 as a result of its invasion of Ukraine, according to Uefa. 

Since the conflict began in February, the country and its clubs have been barred from participating in Uefa and Fifa competitions.

The qualifying draw for Euro 2024, which Germany will host, will take place on October 9 in Frankfurt. 

Russia filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the bans, but it was denied in July.

The decision to ban Russian teams was first made by Uefa’s executive committee on February 28, 2022, and was later upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on July 15, 2022.

Uefa added in a statement: “Russia is therefore not included in the Uefa European Football Championship 2022-24 qualifying draw.”