Russia and England fans filmed fighting in Lille

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Russia have been told by UEFA that they will be kicked out of Euro 2016 if their fans cause any further trouble in France over the forthcoming weeks.

However, judging by footage posted online overnight, the national team’s suspended disqualification doesn’t appear to be a major concern for too many of the so-called Russian ‘ultras’ who have managed to travel from Marseille to the north of the country.

The video reportedly shows fans of both Russia and England engaged in a brutal fight - and you can see the shocking footage for yourself by scrolling down this page.


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Following a brawl featuring dozens of thugs, one fan - possibly English - is left on his own and is beaten up by several others.

However, he is bailed out by French police moments later when they return with pepper spray, which is enough to send the other group fleeing.

Video: Fight between fans in Lille

Fortunately, the guy who took a beating during the video was able to stumble away from the scene - although, needless to say, he looked a little worse for wear afterwards.

Russia are now treading on thin ice

This video is unlikely to see Russia kicked out of the competition, although it’s clear they are now treading on extremely thin ice.

Any further trouble over the next few days - particularly inside the Stade Pierre-Mauroy, where the Russian national team takes on Slovakia this afternoon - and they are likely to be thrown out of the tournament.

Speaking in his press conference on Tuesday, Russia boss Leonid Slutsky was quoted by BBC Sport as saying: "We are sure our supporters will not do the same and will not give any reasons to disqualify our team.”

Russian forward Artem Dzyuba commented: "We're not at a street-fighting championship. Please, let's focus on football."

However, he controversially added: "I don't really understand the reaction of the British media, who have this impression England supporters are like angels who just behave themselves.

"You have to be objective, there is 50-50 in every conflict. I don't see that the Russians are the only ones at fault."

Hodgson and Rooney plea to England fans

Roy Hodgson and Wayne Rooney have also called for England supporters to be on their best behaviour.

Five England fans were jailed earlier this week for their involvement in violent scenes in Marseille over the weekend.

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