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    UEFA warned England and Russia that their teams could be disqualified from the Euro 2016 amid Saturday’s violence.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The European football governing body UEFA warned England and Russia that their teams could be disqualified from the Euro 2016 should Saturday’s violence occur again.

    "The UEFA Executive Committee has warned both football associations that – irrespective of any decisions taken by the independent disciplinary bodies relating to incidents inside the stadium – it will not hesitate to impose additional sanctions…including the potential disqualification," the statement read.

    On Saturday, Russian national football team played in a draw with the team of England at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille within the UEFA’s Euro 2016. After the match, the clashes between Russian and English fans erupted at the stadium. Following the clashes, French police reported that some of the fans had been arrested. 

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