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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

FA, UEFA Hold Talks




CHARLEROI, Belgium -- England's Football Association held phone talks on Monday with European soccer chiefs over their threat to throw the English team out of Euro 2000 if its fans are involved in more violence.


Rather than take issue with the ultimatum, the FA tried to reassure European soccer's governing body, the UEFA, by outlining measures Britain was taking to prevent further violence.


"The Football Association and the British government fully understand the position UEFA have taken," FA chief executive Adam Crozier said.


He outlined measures that British Home Secretary Jack Straw was taking to try to stop those arrested and deported from returning to the tournament, including stepping up police operations at ports and asking transport companies to refuse certain passengers.