Russian minister says violent fans brought shame on country

Vitaly Mutko says trouble at England game was unacceptable, but does not affect Russia’s suitability to host 2018 World Cup

The Russian sports minister has said some of its football fans had brought shame on the country, but that Saturday’s violence in Marseille before and after the match with England had nothing to do with its suitability to host the 2018 World Cup.

Uefa told both Russia and England fans on Sunday afternoon that their teams could be thrown out of Euro 2016.

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