Russia will spend the next three-and-a-half years playing under the threat of a six-point deduction for their 2016 European Championship qualifying campaign after UEFA got tough over the behaviour of their fans.

The Football Union of Russia (RFS) were also fined 120,000 euros (£96,761) for the violent, offensive and unsafe conduct of their supporters during their opening Euro 2012 Group A match against Czech Republic on Friday.

It got worse for the RFS on Wednesday evening when UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings against them over the behaviour of their fans in Tuesday night's game against co-hosts Poland.

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