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UEFA probing Russia over fans' Euro 2016 conduct

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>> It was moments after the final whistle in the one-all match between England and Russia when Russians in Balaklava sparked mayhem, setting off fireworks before punching their way through a line of stewards. They charged England's supporters, who was seen running for the exits. Clashes in Star Velodrome, where a depressing climax to a day and night of chaos in Marseilles.
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Earlier hundreds of England and Russia fans squared off in narrow streets of the old court. They hurled beer bottles and chairs, and riot police struggled to contain burning street battles. The battles have marred the opening of the Euro 2016 football tournament. Maasai's emergency services said 31 people were injured.
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A middle aged man was knocked unconscious and one England fan suffered a heart attack. Broken glass and debris littered roads. Bystanders were forced to take cover as French Riot Police fired repeated follies of tear gas. Governing body UEFA is to open disciplinary proceedings, with the Russian Football Union potentially facing strong sanctions.
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Many had hoped such acts of hooliganism were a thing of the past, but Saturdays scene's sparking fears for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.