Euro 2016: Russia given suspended disqualification penalty & fine

Euro 2016 violenceRussia have been given a suspended disqualification from Euro 2016 over the crowd trouble at Saturday’s game against England in Marseille.

Uefa, European football’s governing body, has also issued Russia a 150,000 euro (£119,000) fine.

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

Groups of Russia fans are being deported from France after repeated scenes of violence at Euro 2016.

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

Russia were also charged over fan racism and fireworks being set off during the game.

Source: BBC

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