Russia slapped with Fine, point deduction
By: Henry Whitfield
UEFA has taken swift action against Russia after their unruly fans attacked stadium stewards after their opening day match.
They were given a suspended 6-point deduction, which will apply to the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, and were slapped with a 120,000 euro fine.
Video was released of the attack in the stadium, we wrote about the incident early this week right here.
These sanctions come on the back of huge unrest shown between Russian and Polish fans on Monday night, which may give further reproduction to the 2018 World Cup hosts.
Current numbers show 120 people arrested and at least 10 injured in yesterday’s fighting.
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Henry is a writer for Sportstream.ca and part of the Bill McLean Sports Show on 88.1 CKDU every Thursday Morning at 9am. You can follow him on twitter at @HenryWhitfield , he’ll be bringing daily updates throughout the entire European Championships.