Euro 2024 draw disrupted by sex noises | World news


Sex noises disrupted the official draw for next year’s Euro 2024 soccer tournament, prompting an investigation by organizers.

Eerie noises could be heard as Switzerland was named in the same group as Scotland, Hungaryand hosts Germanywhich leads to smiles among the audience.

There were further indecent interruptions while the UEFA draw continued in Hamburg on Saturday.

This was despite an attempt by host Giorgio Marchetti, the deputy general secretary of European football’s governing body, to take control of the situation.

He said, “There is some noise here which… has now stopped. No more noise.”

Asked if he had noticed any unusual noises in the hall, England boss Gareth Southgate said: “I did. I assume it was some sort of joke but it was hard to work out what it was.”

England coach Gareth Southgate
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England coach Gareth Southgate assumed it was a prank

UEFA declined to comment officially, but it is understood the governing body will investigate to understand what happened and how.

Internet prankster Daniel Jarvis later claimed responsibility for the stunt.

He broadcast himself live on X, formerly Twitter, and called on a cell phone to trigger the sounds at the event.

Jarvis said, “Listen, it was us, it was us.

“We got it in there, we put the phone in there, we called it, sex noise at the Euro 2024 draw. Love you guys.”

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UEFA Euro 2024 Draw - Elbphilharmonie Hamburg UEFA Deputy Secretary General Giorgio Marchetti during the UEFA Euro 2024 draw at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany.  Photo date: Saturday, December 2, 2023. Read less Photo by: Adam Davy/PA Wire/PA Pictures Date taken: 02-Dec-2023
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Giorgio Marchetti had called for an end to the noise

He has previously claimed responsibility for a similar prank when obscene noises disrupted the BBC’s coverage of an FA Cup match between Wolves and Liverpool in January, hosted by Gary Lineker.

This incident, for which the broadcaster later apologized, also involved the use of a planted mobile phone.

Lineker later wrote on X that he thought it was a “good prank”, adding: “As sabotage goes, it was pretty funny.”


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