The Soccer Affiliation has been fined by Uefa for “refusing” to fulfil England’s Euro 2022 futsal play-off video games towards North Macedonia.
The FA mentioned the choice to withdraw the workforce from the 2 matches prior to now week was “solely primarily based” on coronavirus security considerations.
European governing physique Uefa has set strict security measures and England was the one workforce of 12 to tug out.
In September, the FA mentioned funding for the England futsal teams would end due to “unavoidable” price range cuts related to Covid-19.
That call angered gamers, with the lads’s senior facet calling it “an assault on the game” on the time.
In a joint assertion on Saturday, they mentioned they had been “appalled” to study concerning the withdrawal from the play-offs, including: “We can’t belief the FA’s reasoning that this was for our welfare since they’ve handled us with contempt since saying funding cuts.”
English soccer’s governing physique, which has been fined 3,000 euros (£2,650), mentioned it was “very disillusioned for the gamers and workers” to not play the play-off matches on 8 and 9 November.
North Macedonia had been awarded 5-0 wins in every case.