Hungary have been instructed to play their next three UEFA competition matches behind closed doors after racist abuse from supporters and homophobic banners in the stands during their Euro 2020 group stage games.
One match has been suspended for two years, with UEFA also fining the Hungarian Football Federation €100,000 (£85,500) and have demanded that they have to display a banner with the governing body’s “#EqualGame” logo on it.
A homophobic banner was displayed in the stands during Hungary’s defeat to Portugal in their opening game at Euro 2020 while monkey chants were also heard during Hungary’s draw with France.
Both of those games were played at the Puskas Arena in Budapest.
Occurrences of homophobic chanting were also alleged to have taken place during Hungary’s final group game against Germany in Munich.
UEFA rejected an appeal to illuminate Munich’s Allianz Arena in rainbow colours for the match against Germany on the grounds of the gesture having political context.
European football’s governing body said it received the request from the mayor of the German city, Dieter Reiter.
UEFA said that the mayor’s reason for the request was retaliation to a legislation passed in Hungary, which bans gay people from appearing in school educational materials or programmes for under-18s.
On that basis, UEFA said it could not grant the request and proposed other dates for the stadium to be lit up in rainbow colours.
Manchester United have announced that they have reached agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of Jadon Sanchofor a fee of £73m.
The Bundesliga side made a stock exchange statement on Thursday morning, which also confirmed Sancho has agreed personal terms with United, with the transfer subject to a medical.
“The player Jadon Sancho is about to move from Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA to Manchester United Football Club Limited,” the announcement said.
“Both clubs and the player reached an agreement on this today. If the transfer is realised, Manchester United will pay BVB a fixed transfer fee of EUR 85.0 million.
“The contractual details now have to be coordinated and documented. The formal processing of the transfer is also subject to the successful completion of all necessary medical tests and examinations, a coordination procedure with the player’s previous club and the proper and timely processing in accordance with the provisions of the FIFA Transfer Matching System.”
Watzke said: “We reached a general agreement with Manchester United on the transfer of Jadon Sancho, pending full completion, as there are still some formalities to agree on and the medical check to be completed.”