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UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Russia after fan trouble

11:52 SAST 2016/06/12
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The governing body has launched an investigation after crowd disturbances and racist behaviour inside the Stade Velodrome after Saturday's draw with England

UEFA have confirmed they will open disciplinary proceedings against the Russian Football Union after the fan unrest that marred the end of their Euro 2016 clash with England.

The European football governing body has labelled three charges against the country - crowd disturbances, racist behaviour and setting off fireworks.

Violent scenes overshadowed the 1-1 draw in Group B as Russian fans appeared to force their way through security barriers in the Stade Veldrome's south stand and proceed to attack England supporters on the full time whistle.

The clashes - which also included flares and firecrackers - followed three days of trouble in Marseille between a mixture of French police and supporters of various nations. Local media quoting Marseille police say a total of 35 people were injured in Saturday's violence.

Russian supporters were involved in violence at Euro 2012 and will be hosting the next World Cup in 2018.

Any sanctions will be revealed on Tuesday once the cases have been investigated further.