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England soccer fans party in Lille

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>> No foul play following England's 2-1 win over Wales at Euro 2016. Instead, football fans partying at Lille after winning what was dubbed the Battle of Britain. Police were braced for the violent scenes that marred England's Saturday draw and threatened Russia with expulsion from the tournament. In the days running up to the England-Wales fixture, French police were forced to charge angry mobs using teargas, pepper spray, and acoustic grenades.
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But on Thursday night, English fans flooded back from Lens singing and playfully kicking footballs around. The occasional shower of rain also helping to keep the atmosphere calmer. A Reuters photographer saw police detain one fan in a scuffle in Lille, but generally though, security services keeping a low profile.
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Over in Marseille, a court handed down lengthy sentences to Russian fans who were involved in last weekend's rioting. The three men were given jail sentences of one year, 18 months, and two years respectively. The sentences, denounced as severe by defense lawyers, sending a strong message to fellow fans.