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Russia supporters arrested after confrontation in Cologne

00:39 GMT+4 17/06/2016
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After a confrontation in the German city, a number of Russian fans were arrested by police ahead of their trip back to Moscow

Six Russian supporters were arrested in the German city of Cologne on Thursday after attacking a number of Spanish tourists.

According to local newspaper Kölner Express, the seven Russian supporters set upon the group of tourists, injuring two and leaving one Spaniard with a broken nose. 

Police then arrived on the scene, taking six of the Russian supporters into custody, while one reportedly managed to evade the attention of the authorities. 

The Russians belongings were inspected following their arrest, with police finding tickets for Saturday's 1-1 draw with England in Marseille, while a police spokesperson confirmed that the supporters were set to travel back to Russia from Cologne later on Thursday evening. 

"The people were on their way to the airport in the evening to go back to Moscow," the spokesperson said. 

The incident becomes the latest in a number of violent scenes linked to Euro 2016, with UEFA issuing Russia with a suspended disqualification following the disorder in Marseille, as fans charged from the Russian section of the stadium to towards England fans at full-time in the Group B clash.