>> The lull in Lille didn't last long.>>
This time, though, rowdy English fans mostly to blame. Riot police using teargas, pepper spray, and acoustic grenades to disperse crowds late on Wednesday. That despite limited alcohol sales and 4,000 police officers on the ground, 36 people arrested throughout the day and 16 treated in hospital.
There had been fears of violence between Russian and English fans after they clashed in Marseilles on Saturday. Violence on the pitch prompting a suspended qualification for the Russians and spilling into global politics with Moscow summoning the French ambassador over police detentions. This may have encouraged the Russian supporters to keep a low profile on Wednesday.
English fans though, ignoring pleas from both captain and manager to behave, chanting defiantly outside bars and groups of up to 200. UAs are warning England that repeat violent behavior could see the team expelled. The football association will be hoping any added tension in the buildup to Thursday's match against Wales won't spill over.