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An unwise game of Call My Bluff

Today: Bother at the Euros, bother for Brazil and age bothers John Arne Riise

A promising England performance against Russia on Saturday suggested that dreams of reaching the last four might not be unrealistic. Sixteen hours later, Uefa threatened to remove them from the competition if their fans cause any more trouble in France. The 1-1 draw in Marseille was overshadowed by violence at the end, when Russian supporters charged into the England section. There was also trouble by the old port before the game, with England fans clashing with police for the third consecutive day. Russian nutters, English morons, Marseille ultras and Uefa’s scheduling team: as the Fiver knows all too well from that ill-fated stag weekend in Skegness, four wrongs rarely make a right.

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