UEFA hands suspended disqualification to Russia from Euro 2016

UEFA hands suspended disqualification to Russia from Euro 2016

UEFA has handed the Russian national football team a suspended disqualification from Euro 2016 and a €150,000 fine for Tuesday’s violence in the match with England.

UEFA hands suspended disqualification to Russia from Euro 2016

There was violence at the end of the game in Marseille

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Russian fans were reported to have initiated attacks on England supporters with flares let off near the end of the game in Marseille.

UEFA said in a statement: "Charges relating to crowd disturbances, use of fireworks and racist behaviour had been brought against the Russian Football Union."

The ethics committee imposed the fine and a suspended disqualification which will run until the end of the tournament.

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Vitaly Mutko Russia’s sports minister told R-Sport news agency on Sunday: “We will have a fine from Uefa, so I understand. We behaved incorrectly.”

Meanwhile, Russia has blamed French police and Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday he hoped investigation into the clashes would treat all sides fairly.

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