Russia handed ‘suspended disqualification’ from Euro 2016 over crowd trouble against England to be enforced if violence goes on

Daily Mail‎

  • UEFA have punished Russia after their fans attacked England supporters
  • Russians charged at Three Lions followers after Stade Velodrome draw
  • European governing body impose ‘suspended disqualification and a fine  
  • England and Russia already threatened with expulsion from tournament
  • UEFA will call emergency to panel to distribute points if Russia kicked out

352AC66400000578-3637477-England_fans_flee_from_Russian_attackers_in_Marseille_following_-a-12_1465726165921Russia have been handed a final warning from UEFA with a ‘suspended disqualification’ from Euro 2016 imposed for their supporters’ disorder during Saturday’s 1-1 draw with England in Marseille.

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Any further instances of crowd disturbance inside stadiums at Russia’s matches this summer would see them thrown out of the tournament after the Russian Football Union (RFU) were charged with crowd disturbances, use of fireworks and racist behaviour.

England fans flee from Russia supporters inside the Stade Velodrome during Saturday night’s draw
Russian supporters attacked England fans after the final whistle of their 1-1 draw in Marseille on Saturday

However, the suspended sanction only applies to the trouble inside the stadium. The RFU are permitted to appeal the punishments.


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