With a four-goal concert in the second half, the English footballers confirmed the post of the clear leader of the I-group of the World Cup 2022 qualification on Thursday.
After the match, the English Football Association (FA) officially called on FIFA to investigate racist attacks on dark-skinned players Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham. Deafening taunts were heard from the stands when the English knelt before the initial kick-off, items flew at Sterling after the opening goal in the 55th minute, and Bellingham was to be the target of racist shouts while warming up off the field. In addition, various objects, including flares, flew from the stands to the lawn.
“We are extremely disappointed to receive reports of discriminatory treatment against some of our players. We will ask FIFA to investigate the whole matter. We continue to support players and members of the implementation team in our shared determination to raise awareness of and combat discrimination in all its forms. “ she stated FA after the match in the official opinion.
Hungary paid for the problems with the fans already during EURO 2020, so the European Football Union UEFA punished it by closing the stadium for two matches and conditionally closing the stands for the third match. However, Thursday’s duel fell under the jurisdiction of FIFA and thus played before the full point of view.
English wrestler Jack Grealish called the atmosphere at the Budapest stadium “unacceptable” after the match. Defender John Stones expressed the hope that the whole matter would be investigated by the competent authorities: “I didn’t hear it personally, but they told me about it after the match. It’s sad that something like this is happening in our matches, and I hope that UEFA or anyone competent will do it. “
England coach Gareth Southgate thinks that fans who laughed at his players when they knelt down or addressed racist insults to them should be considered “dinosaurs”.
“We are fully behind our team. Racism has no place in our game or in our society. This is not the first such incident in Hungary, so we urge FIFA to investigate the matter as a matter of urgency. Those responsible must be held accountable and steps must be taken to ensure that such scenes do not happen again. ” stressed the head of the FA executive Tony Burnett according to DPA.
The finalists of the European Championship of the English had a game advantage in Budapest since the opening whistle, they confirmed it with a goal only after the break. After Sterling’s initial intervention, Harry Kane and Harry Maguire added more headers, and before the end, they underlined Declan Rice’s sovereign triumph. After four duels, Albión has the full number of points with a score of 13: 1 and a five-point lead over Poland and Hungary.
“We finally have a clear victory. I was very happy with the performance. We already had total control over the match in the first half, but the final pass did not work out for us. In the second, we also confirmed our dominance with goals, ” declared Southgate.
Ľuboš Miklovič from OFK Trebatice shot down Petržalka: