Why does Hungary play only children against England instead of behind closed doors?

ENGLAND opens their 2022/23 UEFA Nations League account with a trip to Hungary that will take place in a special atmosphere.

Magyars’ supporters have been banned from the game after racist behavior at Euro 2020.

Raheem Sterling was the victim of racial abuse during WCQ vs Hungary

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Raheem Sterling was the victim of racial abuse during WCQ vs HungaryCredit: PA

As a result, the Hungarian Football Federation was fined a hefty £166,000.

While ordinary Hungarian fans cannot attend, 30,000 children will be admitted.

Why was Hungary granted a stadium ban?

Hungary were banned from the stadium for racism and hooliganism by Magyar supporters during their Eurogroup match against France.

Due to last year’s World Cup qualifiers falling under Fifa’s jurisdiction, the ban has only come into effect now that the UEFA Nations League has started.

Monkey chants were also directed at Manchester City star Raheem Sterling and Borussia Dortmund ace Jude Bellingham during England’s World Cup qualifier against Hungary.

As a result, the Hungarians were awarded a game behind closed doors by Fifa – a penalty served during October’s 1-0 home defeat by Albania.

According to Article 73 of the Uefa regulations, children up to the age of 14 from schools and football academies can be invited to the game free of charge if they are accompanied by an adult.

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Hungary supporters threw flares onto the pitch during a WCQ against England

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Hungary supporters threw flares onto the pitch during a WCQ against EnglandCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun

Why are kids visiting Hungary vs England when it’s behind closed doors?

Uefa updated its statutes in 2019 to allow football clubs and national teams to invite local children to games behind closed doors.

According to Article 73 of the Uefa regulations, children up to the age of 14 from schools and football academies can be invited to the game free of charge if they are accompanied by an adult.

Do England play other games behind doors?

UEFA fined the FA £85,000 and fined Three Lions fans for watching their nation after some disturbing scenes at the conclusion of last summer’s Euros.

Hundreds of ticketless fans bombarded the stewards at Wembley and crowded into the ground.

And they continued to terrorize the streets after England lost to Italy in a dramatic penalty shootout.

England defender Harry Maguire revealed his father Alan suffered two suspected broken ribs before the game.

As a result, Uefa decided that England’s game against Italy should be played behind closed doors.

However, the FA have told Uefa they also intend to trigger Article 73 to allow children from the area to take part.

what was said

Gareth Southgate has admitted it is an “embarrassment” that England will play behind closed doors.

The England gaffer said: “We now have the embarrassment of playing behind closed doors at home.

“Usually when you see these things happening abroad we all get cocky about it being someone else’s problem and how this country should be dealt with – and now we are.

“It’s not good prospects for our country.”

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