UEFA described the reason for the disciplinary proceedings against the Russian football Union (RFU) riots in the stands of the vélodrome stadium in Marseille during the match between Russia and England.
“Disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Russian football Union due to the following events at the stadium: the riots in the stands, launching fireworks and throwing missiles,” — said on the UEFA website.
“The decision on sanctions will be made in the coming days, after the RFU will be able to submit written statements and evidence”, — stated in the message.
UEFA also expressed an extreme aversion to violent clashes that occurred in the centre of Marseille and serious concern of incidents that occurred at the end of the match. “Such behavior is totally unacceptable, it has no place in football,” said UEFA.
UEFA admitted that the stadium in Marseilles had problems with separation of fans from England and Russia, noting that measures to enhance the work of security personnel at the stadiums will be adjusted in close cooperation with local authorities.
The match England — Russia ended with the score 1:1, and the Russians equalized in the last minute. Immediately after the match Russian fans moved to the next sector, where the English fans. Fight managed to be stopped only after the intervention who worked at the match stewards.