French minister urges sanctions against Russia, England at Euro 2016

French minister urges sanctions against Russia, England at Euro 2016

Clashes break out in the stands after the Euro 2016 Group B soccer match between England and Russia at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, France

France Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has called to introduce sanctions against England and Russia after both sets of fans clashed after their Euro 2016 group phase match.

The match ended 1-1 at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille. The fans clashed after the match, injuring at least 35 people, reports Tass.

European football’s governing body UEFA later started investigations against Russia for crowd disturbances, setting off of fireworks and making racist insults and is expected to impose a heavy sanction.

“I welcome the UEFA decision to impose sanctions on the teams whose pseudo fans have committed crimes. There should be no clemency towards them fromsports federations and sports bodies,” Cazeneuve said on Sunday. Read more.

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