Euro 2016: Russia faces Uefa probe after stadium violence

Media captionFootage appears to show Russian fans charging at England supporters

Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Football Union of Russia after crowd disturbances at the 1-1 draw between England and Russia in their Euro 2016 match in Marseille.

Charges against Russia are for crowd disturbances, racist behaviour, and setting off fireworks, it confirmed.

The European football governing body said it had not taken any action against the English FA.

Footage appeared to show Russia fans rush at England supporters.

Witnesses said trouble began in the stadium after flares were let off by Russian fans near the end of the game.

Some then climbed across barriers designed to keep rival fans apart, and a number of Russia supporters appeared to kick and punch fleeing England fans.

Earlier on Sunday, Russia’s Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said he was expecting Uefa to announce it would fine Russia.

“We behaved incorrectly,” R-Sport news agency reported him as saying.

But he added there were “many nuances” to what happened, and Russian officials would investigate.

Sanctions will be decided at a disciplinary meeting on Tuesday.

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