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Euro 2016: Police arrest 36 people after clashes in Lille

French police have arrested at least 36 people following clashes with football fans in Lille.

On several occasions police charged crowds of chanting supporters, and red flares were let off amid a tense stand-off with officers.

The clashes followed the conclusion of Russia's match against Slovakia and come ahead of the England and Wales match to be played in nearby Lens later on Thursday.

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Russian Football Union 'likely to be fined for fan violence'

Fans clash after Saturday's England versus Russia football match. Credit: Reuters

UEFA is likely to fine the Russian Football Union for the behaviour of Russian fans in Marseille, Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said.

"We will have a fine from UEFA, so I understand," he told the R-Sport news agency.

He added that Russian officials will investigate the violence and said that there were "many nuances".

Mr Mutko's comments follow violent scenes at Saturday's Euro 2016 game between England and Russia.

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