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UEFA ExCo issues warning to England and Russia after violence in Marseille

UEFA EURO 2016

The UEFA Executive Committee has expressed its disgust at the violent clashes which occurred in Marseille saying such behaviour „has no place in football“.

UEFA Executive Committee Statement:

The UEFA Executive Committee would like to express its disgust at the violent clashes which occurred in the city of Marseille.

Such unacceptable behaviour by so-called supporters of the national teams of England and Russia has no place in football, a sport we must protect and defend.

The UEFA Executive Committee has warned both football associations that – irrespective of any decisions taken by the independent disciplinary bodies relating to incidents inside the stadium – it will not hesitate to impose additional sanctions on the Football Association (FA) and the Russian Football Union (RFS), including the potential disqualification of their respective teams from the tournament, should such violence occur again.

We urge both the FA and the RFS to appeal to their supporters to behave in a responsible and respectful manner.

We would also like to publicly voice our support for the work of the French authorities and security forces for their efforts to deliver a safe and secure tournament in challenging circumstances.

(UEFA Press Release)