Euro 2016: Russia faces Uefa probe after England match violence


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Uefa has begun disciplinary proceedings against Russia’s Football Union after “totally unacceptable” scenes at Saturday’s England-Russia game.

Footage appeared to show Russia fans rush at England supporters after the 1-1 Euro 2016 draw in Marseille.

Charges against Russia are for crowd disturbances, racist behaviour, and setting off fireworks, Uefa confirmed.

There were issues with segregation of fans, the body admitted, promising security would be “strengthened”.

Witnesses said trouble began in the stadium after flares were let off by Russian fans near the end of the game.

Some then climbed across barriers designed to keep rival fans apart, and a number of Russia supporters appeared to kick and punch fleeing England fans.

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