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    A picture taken on February 3, 2016, shows giant letters reading UEFA EURO 2016 in Lille, northern France, where some of the Euro 2016 football matches will take place

    UEFA Warns Russian Journalists Detained in Lille of Accreditation Revoke

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    Russian journalists detained in Lille before the match between Russia and Slovakia have been notified by UEFA on Thursday that their accreditation will be revoked if they are detained again.

    CROISSY-SUR-SEINE (France), (Sputnik) — On Wednesday, Russian journalists covering football clashes between English and Russian fans in the city were stopped by police for the formal documents check. They received no prior warnings and were pressed no charges. None of the policemen talked English. Journalists had been released shortly after detention.

    French law enforcement authorities reported that they have detained a total of 36 people in the city of Lille, including Russian fans.


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