Fine and suspended sanction for Russia

Russia have been handed a suspended disqualification from Euro 2016 over crowd violence in addition to a €150,000 fine by UEFA.

The Russian Football Union (RFU) were charged in with crowd disturbances, use of fireworks and racist behaviour following the incidents which occurred inside the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on Saturday during and after the 1-1 draw with England.

According to UEFA's official statement, the disqualification will be suspended until the end of the tournament, which means if there is a repeat on any such behaviour, Russia will be thrown out of the European Championship.

The statement read: "Charges relating to crowd disturbances, use of fireworks and racist behaviour had been brought against the RFU, and the CEDB decided to impose the following sanctions: A fine of €150,000. A suspended disqualification of the Russian national team from UEFA EURO 2016 for the crowd disturbances.

"In accordance with Article 20 of the UEFA disciplinary regulations, this disqualification is suspended until the end of the tournament.

"Such suspension will be lifted if incidents of a similar nature (crowd disturbances) happen inside the stadium at any of the remaining matches of the Russian team during the tournament.

"The decisions of the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body is open to appeal. This decision only refers to the incidents which occurred inside the stadium and are therefore under the jurisdiction of the UEFA disciplinary bodies."

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