Russia could be thrown out of Euro 2016 after governing body UEFA handed them a suspended disqualification and a €150,000 fine on Tues...
Russia could be thrown out of Euro 2016 after governing body UEFA handed them a suspended disqualification and a €150,000 fine on Tuesday.
There were running battles on the streets of Marseille before Saturday’s 1-1 draw against England and trouble continued inside the stadium after full-time. Russia fans stormed England supporters at the ground following their last-gasp equaliser, forcing many to run for safety.
EURO 2016: Fans England & Russia.— Wolexis (@wolexis) June 11, 2016
Imagine if this happened at AFCON, it will be a breaking news on CNN for 1 year pic.twitter.com/3fccNUBzQe
UEFA’s control, ethics and disciplinary body met in Paris to consider the case and imposed the suspended disqualification and a €150,000 financial penalty.
However, any further incidents of crowd disturbance inside grounds at Russia’s matches during the European Championships will see the suspension lifted and the country thrown out of Euro 2016.