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Euro 2016: Uefa opens discplinary proceedings against Russia after Marseille rioting

Published 11/06/2016

An man injured in clashes is assisted by the emergency services in downtown Marseille, France, Saturday, June 11, 2016. Riot police have thrown tear gas canisters at soccer fans Saturday in Marseille's Old Port in a third straight day of violence in the city. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
An man injured in clashes is assisted by the emergency services in downtown Marseille, France, Saturday, June 11, 2016. Riot police have thrown tear gas canisters at soccer fans Saturday in Marseille's Old Port in a third straight day of violence in the city. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
A fan runs with a flare ahead of the England vs Russia France Euro 2016 match, in Marseille, France.
A man is arrested by police officers in downtown Marseille, France, Saturday, June 11, 2016. Riot police have thrown tear gas canisters at soccer fans Saturday in Marseille's Old Port in a third straight day of violence in the city. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
An man injured in clashes is assisted by police officers in downtown Marseille, France, Saturday, June 11, 2016. Riot police have thrown tear gas canisters at soccer fans Saturday in Marseille's Old Port in a third straight day of violence in the city. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
Russian fans chant in the Old Port Square in Marseille, France ahead of the England vs Russia France Euro 2016 match.
Police fire water cannons to control the fighting after football fans clashed ahead of the England vs Russia France Euro 2016 match.
The scene at Old Port in Marseille, France after football fans clashed ahead of the England vs Russia France Euro 2016 match.
French riot police move in to arrest Russian fans after violence broke out between supporters ahead of the England vs Russia France Euro 2016 match, in Marseille, France. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 11, 2016. See PA story SPORT Euro2016. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
The scene of destruction after football fans clashed ahead of the England vs Russia France Euro 2016 match, in Marseille, France. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 11, 2016. See PA story SPORT Euro2016. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Teargas is fired at England supporters in downtown Marseille, France, Saturiday, June 11, 2016. Two nights of clashes between England supporters, French police and locals have marked the build up to Saturday's Euro 2016 soccer Championship match between England and Russia. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
An England supporter runs past tear gas through the streets in downtown Marseille, France, Saturiday, June 11, 2016. Two nights of clashes between England supporters, French police and locals have marked the build up to Saturday's Euro 2016 soccer Championship match between England and Russia. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
A man is taken away by emergency service workers after he was injured in clashes in downtown Marseille, France, Saturday, June 11, 2016. Riot police have thrown tear gas canisters at soccer fans Saturday in Marseille's Old Port in a third straight day of violence in the city. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
A man is arrested by police officers in downtown Marseille, France, Saturday, June 11, 2016. Riot police have thrown tear gas canisters at soccer fans Saturday in Marseille's Old Port in a third straight day of violence in the city. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
French riot police officers move along an England supporter in downtown Marseille, France, Saturday, June 11, 2016. Riot police have thrown tear gas canisters at soccer fans Saturday in Marseille's Old Port in a third straight day of violence in the city. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
A man is taken away by emergency service workers after he was injured in clashes in downtown Marseille, France, Saturday, June 11, 2016. Riot police have thrown tear gas canisters at soccer fans Saturday in Marseille's Old Port in a third straight day of violence in the city. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
An man injured in clashes is assisted by the emergency services in downtown Marseille, France, Saturday, June 11, 2016. Riot police have thrown tear gas canisters at soccer fans Saturday in Marseille's Old Port in a third straight day of violence in the city. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
An English supporter injured after a street brawl is helped by a rescue squad ahead of the Euro 2016 football match England vs Russia, southern France, on June 11, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENETJEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET/AFP/Getty Images
An English supporter injured after a street brawl is helped by a rescue squad ahead of the Euro 2016 football match England vs Russia, southern France, on June 11, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENETJEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET/AFP/Getty Images
An English supporter injured after a street brawl is helped by a rescue squad ahead of the Euro 2016 football match England vs Russia, southern France, on June 11, 2016.
A man lays unconscious after fights between England, Russian and French groups in Marseille, on June 11, 2016, on the sideline of the Euro 2016 European football championships. / AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
England fans gather in Marseille , on June 11, 2016, on the sideline of the Euro 2016 European football championships. / AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
A police officer throws a George Flag back to an England fan during fights between England, Russian and French groups in Marseille, on June 11, 2016, on the sideline of the Euro 2016 European football championships. / AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
MARSEILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 11: Rubbish lines the streets as England fans gather, cheer and clash with police ahead of the game against Russia later today on June 11, 2016 in Marseille, France. Football fans from around Europe have descended on France for the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
MARSEILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 11: England fans gather and cheer ahead of the game against Russia later today on June 11, 2016 in Marseille, France. Football fans from around Europe have descended on France for the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
MARSEILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 11: <> on June 11, 2016 in Marseille, France. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
MARSEILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 11: England fans gather and cheer ahead of the game against Russia later today on June 11, 2016 in Marseille, France. Football fans from around Europe have descended on France for the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
MARSEILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 11: A man sits on a street sign and cheers with England fans during as England fans gather and cheer ahead of the game against Russia later today on June 11, 2016 in Marseille, France. Football fans from around Europe have descended on France for the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
MARSEILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 11: Police clash with England fans ahead of the game against Russia later today on June 11, 2016 in Marseille, France. Football fans from around Europe have descended on France for the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

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

The administrative body for football in Europe expressed “utter disgust” at the violence at the Stade Velodrome.

Uefa has not opened any case against the English Football Association.

An England fan was left fighting for his life after violence broke out on the streets of Marseille for the third day in a row.

Uefra said it a statement: “This kind of behaviour is totally unacceptable and has no place in football.

“There were segregation issues at Stade Velodrome and will implement corrective measures to strengthen the deployment of security personnel at stadiums, in close collaboration with local authorities.”

The control, ethics and disciplinary bodies of Uefa will judge the Russia case on Tuesday ahead of their second Euro 2016 Group B match against Slovakia on Wednesday.

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

England fans were charged by large sections of the Russian support, with video footage showing how many clambered over seats and stanchions to escape the stadium.

No segregation was in place between the two sets of supporters bar a blue sheet of tarpaulin which could easily be traversed.

A man is taken away by emergency service workers after he was injured in clashes in downtown Marseille, France, Saturday, June 11, 2016. Riot police have thrown tear gas canisters at soccer fans Saturday in Marseille's Old Port in a third straight day of violence in the city. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
A man is taken away by emergency service workers after he was injured in clashes in downtown Marseille, France, Saturday, June 11, 2016. Riot police have thrown tear gas canisters at soccer fans Saturday in Marseille's Old Port in a third straight day of violence in the city. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

French eye-witness media reports placed most of the blame for Saturday’s violence in Marseille on small, well-organised “commandos” of Russian hooligans.

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 barrRussia'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.

The France coach, Didier Deschamps, has condemned the violence in Marseille. “It’s sad to see this,” Deschamps said on the television channel TF1. “It sends chills down your spine. These people are not fans. They use football to do acts of barbarism, violence.”iers designed to keep rival fans apart, and a number of Russia supporters appeared to kick and punch fleeing England fans.

Meanwhile the injured England supporter was reportedly in a critical condition after sustaining a serious head injury in an attack by Russian football hooligans. Paramedics were seen giving the 51-year-old CPR on the pavement but his condition was unknown.

An English supporter injured after a street brawl is helped by a rescue squad ahead of the Euro 2016 football match England vs Russia, southern France, on June 11, 2016.
An English supporter injured after a street brawl is helped by a rescue squad ahead of the Euro 2016 football match England vs Russia, southern France, on June 11, 2016.

French police used water cannon and tear gas on rioters as England football fans were involved in bloody clashes in Marseille for the third day running.

MARSEILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 11: Police clash with England fans ahead of the game against Russia later today on June 11, 2016 in Marseille, France. Football fans from around Europe have descended on France for the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
MARSEILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 11: Police clash with England fans ahead of the game against Russia later today on June 11, 2016 in Marseille, France. Football fans from around Europe have descended on France for the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Fist fights and bottle throwing broke out between the supporters and their Russian and French counterparts in Marseille's Old Port on Saturday afternoon.

Broken glass lay strewn across the square and crunched underfoot as the police fired tear gas into the crowds causing them to run.

Fans were seen being beaten to the floor and repeatedly kicked in the head.

One English fan was seen sat on the floor covered in blood with a bandage round his head while another man was reportedly given CPR and taken to hospital after an apparent cardiac arrest.

French paper L'Equipe reported that one England fan had to be resuscitated after being beaten by Russian hooligans and four others were also hurt.

Police water cannon arrived to try to control the fighting as they struggled to hold back the different groups.

Bloodied fans were seen fleeing the scene as missiles continued to be thrown.

Some of the streets close to the port were left covered in streams of blood and broken glass.

Eyewitnesses said a group of Russian hooligans arrived before fighting began.

Chairs from outside bars and cafes had been smashed apart and used as weapons. Some were covered in blood.

Car windscreens had also been smashed during the fighting.

Onlookers said the area looked "like a war zone".

Hundreds of people were contained within the area by a long line of riot police police who had formed a line.

Some people were chanting "England" or "Russia".

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