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UEFA threaten to disqualify England and Russia over violent fans


Both England and Russia have been threatened with disqualification from Euro 2016 if their fans do not cease their violent actions.

Fighting between fans following last night’s match quickly turned ugly after a 1-1 draw. A number of supporters were injured and one has been left in critical condition.

UEFA has begun disciplinary proceedings against the Football Union of Russia for alleged crowd disturbances, racist behaviour and the setting off of fireworks towards the end of the game.

The statement read: “The UEFA Executive Committee would like to express its disgust for the violent clashes which occurred in the city of Marseille.

“Such unacceptable behaviour by so-called supporters of the national teams of England and Russia has no place in football, a sport we must protect and defend.

“The UEFA Executive Committee has warned both football associations that – irrespective of any decisions taken by the independent disciplinary bodies relating to incidents inside the stadium – it will not hesitate to impose additional sanctions on the Football Association (FA) and the Russian Football Union (RFU), including the potential disqualification of their respective teams from the tournament, should such violence occur again.

“We urge both the FA and the RFU to appeal to their supporters to behave in a responsible and respectful manner.

“We would also like to publicly voice our support for the work of the French Authorities and security forces for their efforts to deliver a safe and secure tournament in challenging circumstances.”

Meanwhile Irish fans are too busy soaking up the atmosphere and having the craic with their Croatian opponenets:


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