Bellingham's punishment for his actions at the Euros was announced, the sanction the Real Madrid star will receive

Jude Bellingham will face consequences for his controversial celebrations vs Slovakia.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Jude Bellingham does his trademark celebration while the Real Madrid badge and flying money is below him. (Source: James Statman X)
Jude Bellingham does his trademark celebration while the Real Madrid badge and flying money is below him. (Source: James Statman X)
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England fans and players were delighted to see Jude Bellingham's overhead kick against Slovakia in the EUROS Round of 16. The Real Madrid star was instrumental in helping the England team this summer as he scored the goal that led them to make a comeback and continue their journey in the EUROS. The English midfielder's goal against Slovakia is his second of the tournament, and the team looks forward to the match against Switzerland in the quarterfinals. Before the fans get excited about the match, Bellingham receives bad news because of his controversial celebrations against Slovakia. UEFA confirms that Jude Bellingham has been given a suspended one-match ban after his celebration. Before England fans panic, the ban does not mean that he will miss the match against Switzerland in the EURO quarterfinals. Bellingham’s suspension is valid for a year, so he will be able to play against Switzerland. He has been fined $30k for the celebration as well.

Bellingham is expected to start in the match against Switzerland tomorrow at the Dusseldorf Arena. England arrives at this game with a 2-1 win against Slovakia in extra time. In the 25th minute, Slovakia scored the opener courtesy of Ivan Schranz. England were a minute away from elimination until Bellingham equalized for England in the 95th minute. It took one minute of extra time for England to turn things around and win 2-1, thanks to a header from Harry Kane in the box.

The game against Switzerland will be very crucial to England as they could have another opportunity to play a semifinal in a major tournament under Gareth Southgate. Reports in England suggest that the team will be slightly changed for the game against Switzerland due to inconsistent performances so far at the EUROS. Some believe that Southgate will play a back three, with Bellingham and Phil Foden preparing to play in the number 10 role.

Controversy of Jude Bellingham's sanction

While Bellingham was faced with a punishment for a controversial celebration, Merih Demiral had to face an even stricter punishment due to another controversial celebration. UEFA confirms a two game ban for Merih Demiral with immediate effect. He’s not going to be available for the game vs the Netherlands and if they proceed to the semi-finals.

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