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Russia on last chance after Euro 2016 violence

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>> Russia is close to being expelled from the European football championships. The national side handed a suspended disqualification from Euro 2016 by UEFA. It's a penalty for fan racism, and the use of fireworks during Russia's opening match with England. Moscow also hit with a 150,000 euro fine, any more trouble, and it will be kicked out of the tournament.
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The Kremlin was initially defiant over reports of hooliganism, but Reuters chief Russian correspondent Andrew Osborn, says that is changing. Now I think that the Russian authorities have realized the potential seriousness of what has happened. Vitali the sportsman, has changed his tune. He initially was tending to play down the actions.
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He has now become much tougher and said that yes, he too agrees that there should be an investigation, that his behavior was unacceptable. And indeed, we've had statements from the Russian Football Union and, of course, from the main supporters organization here in Russia urging Russian fans to behave themselves.
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>> But UEFA's remit only extends to what happens inside stadiums. These clashes between England and Russian fans on the streets of Marseille, not covered by the probe. That spared the English side from any punishment so far.