Racism: UEFA close section of Bulgaria’s Vasil Levski stadium for Euro 2020 qualifiers

July 22 – Bulgaria have been ordered by UEFA to play their next two home Euro 2020 qualifiers in a partially-closed stadium due to racist behaviour by their supporters.

UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings against the Bulgarian Football Union after incidents involving their supporters during qualifiers against Kosovo and Czech Republic earlier this year.

Bulgaria must close a section of 5,000 seats at the 46,000-capacity Vasil Levski national stadium when England visit on October 14. A section of 3,000 seats will be closed when Bulgaria host the Czech Republic on November 17.

The blocked sections for both matches will display a banner with the wording ‘#EqualGame’ and the UEFA logo on it.

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