Published On : Tue, Jun 14th, 2016

Russia given ‘suspended disqualification’ from Euro 2016


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Russia given ‘suspended disqualification’ from Euro 2016 over crowd trouble.

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has begun disciplinary proceedings against Russia — but not England — after “totally unacceptable” scenes at Saturday’s England-Russia game.

Charges against Russia are: ‘crowd disturbances, racist behaviour, and setting off fireworks’, UEFA head confirmed.

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

It is the second time in as many European Championship tournaments that the Russian federation has faced sanctions because of its fans.

Russia was fined and given a suspended six-point deduction for its Euro 2016 qualifying campaign after fans assaulted stadium security staff and displayed illicit banners at the 2012 tournament in Poland and Ukraine.