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England-Russia fans could be ‘explosive’ mix, warns France sports minister

• Euro 2016 buildup marred by trouble involving England fans
• Opening game with Russia in Marseille identified as ‘risky’

France has identified Saturday’s match between England and Russia in Marseille as one of the Euro 2016 games most likely to lead to violence involving fans, and is determined to avoid more trouble after scuffles on Thursday and Friday.

“This is one of the five risky matches of the tournament ... British and Russians with the heat, that can be explosive,” the country’s sports minister, Patrick Kanner, told i-Television on Saturday. “Everything will be done to secure that match tonight,” he added.

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