LILLE (Sputnik) – Police detained several individuals, however, there is currently no specific information about their nationalities.
Lille is set to host a Russia-Slovakia football match on Wednesday within the framework of the Euro-2016 tournament.
At the same time, there will be around 50,000 British nationals in the region on occasion of an England-Wales game scheduled to be held in the nearby town of Lens on Thursday, Lalande said.
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 scuffles.
Earlier on Tuesday, UEFA's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body decided to hand the Russian Football Union (RFU) a 150,000-euro ($168,000 at the current exchange rates) fine and a suspended disqualification following the Saturday crowd disturbances.