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    The extradition of Russian fans detained in Germany on suspicion of involvement in clashes with other fans during Euro 2016 in France has not yet been discussed, a spokesperson for the Russian Consulate General said Friday.

    BERLIN (Sputnik) — German police suspect that six Russians, detained in the German city of Cologne over alleged involvement in scuffles with Spanish tourists on Thursday, engaged in skirmishes in France, as they had football tickets for the Russia-England and Russia-Slovakia games.

    "As far as I know, it [deportation] has not been a point of discussion yet," the consulate spokesperson told RIA Novosti, adding that the detainees were Russian citizens residing in Russia.

    Russia’s Euro 2016 opener with England on June 11, which ended in a 1-1 draw, was marred by fan violence as English and Russian fans traded taunts and eventually clashed both inside the Marseille stadium and in the port city.

    According to media reports, a series of incidents between Russian and English fans took place on Wednesday in Lille, after Russia's 2-1 defeat to the Slovakian national team.


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