“There was a security breach and a small group of people entered the stadium,” the spokesperson told CNN. “We are now working closely with the stewards and the security of the stadium to remove these people.
Earlier on Sunday, the English Football Association confirmed the security incident in the outside security perimeter of the stadium, but with the support of the British police, “security measures were quickly activated in the affected areas and there was no violation of tickets entering the stadium. “
European football’s governing body UEFA also said in a statement that fans without tickets had not entered the stadium, condemning “such unacceptable behavior on the football pitches”.
However, in a tense final, it was Italy who won their first major title in 15 years with a victory on penalties.
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“People jumping from lampposts”
In central London, fans gathered to watch the final start to leave Leicester Square as people started to throw beers, PA News reported.
“We just got out of there because it was too much. They’re trying to barricade the road and everything, ”Thulase Sivasothy told PA News.
“We were just in Soho now and it’s crazy. There is so much passion in London today, ”added Sivasothy.
Another fan, Eric Pinto, told PA News, “People throw beers. But this is England, this is how we celebrate. I can’t even imagine what it will look like if we win. “
UK Metropolitan Police said they saw “people jumping off lampposts or signs”.
“The streets around Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square are full of fans. We have officers on hand. We urge everyone to protect and look out for each other, ”Metropolitan Police tweeted.
Rowdy’s fans also attempted to make their way into a fan zone in Trafalgar Square set up to watch Sunday’s final, according to Metropolitan Police.
“A large crowd of fans gathered near the Trafalgar Square fan zone to try to enter without tickets. There are no more tickets or seats available in the fan zone. We step in with this crowd and tell them to disperse. The Metropolitan Police said on Twitter.
Jennifer Hauser, Wayne Sterling, Aleks Klosok, and Zayn Nabbi contributed to this report