Euro 2016: Russia Handed a Suspended Disqualification

European football governing body, UEFA, has handed Russia a suspended disqualification from Euro 2016.

The disqualification was given due to the crowd trouble at Saturday’s game against England in Marseille. Russian fans had clashed with their English counterparts after both teams played a 1-1 draw in their opening game.

Russia were fined 150,000 euro (£119,000) and were also charged over fan racism and fireworks being set off during the game.

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In addition, groups of Russia fans are being deported from France after repeated scenes of violence at Euro 2016.

Uefa said the punishment will be imposed if similar incidents happen at any of Russia’s remaining matches.

The suspended disqualification and fine only relates to incidents that occurred inside the stadium and are therefore under the jurisdiction of Uefa disciplinary bodies.

UEFA said the decision is open to appeal.


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