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    Vitaly Mutko said on Sunday that he received UEFA warning againsr Russian Football Union about possible sanctions.

    ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) — Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Sunday that the Football Union of Russia (FUR) received UEFA warning about possible sanctions and works on the issue with fans of country's national team.

    France's Marseille, which is one of Euro 2016 host cities, has been hit by disorders organized by football fans or several days in a row. The scuffles peaked on Saturday, as Russian and English fans clashed ahead of the match between their national teams and after it. After the incident UEFA warned both England and Russia that their teams could be disqualified from the championship in case Saturday’s violence occur again.

    "Of course, [UEFA] warned the two teams, made a statement. You see what the FUR is doing. The FUR made an announcement to the supporters," Mutko told R-Sport in a phone conversation.

    Earlier in the day, the FUR issued an announcement to the supporters calling them to refrain from using "fires, laser pointers and other prohibited devices at the stadium in order to avoid disciplinary sanctions."

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