"About 20 officers of the French gendarmerie surrounded by representatives of the Russian media, took way their accreditation and are currently checking their [the journalists'] documents," the Russian Izvestia newspaper said, adding that its correspondent was among the detained.
On June 11, the Russian national football team played in a draw with England's team in the French city of Marseille. After the match, the clashes between dozens of Russian and English fans erupted at the stadium. As a result, two Russian and six English nationals were detained after the scuffle.
On Tuesday, UEFA's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body decided to hand the Russian Football Union (RFU) a 150,000-euro ($168,000) fine and a suspended disqualification following the Marseille clashes.