Football Soccer - Euro 2016 - England v Russia - Group B - Stade Velodrome, Marseille, France - 11/6/16 England supporters throw projectiles amongst tear gas at the port of Marseille before the game. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
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Football fans fought pitched battles for the third day in the French city of Marseille ahead of England's European Championship clash with Russia on Saturday.At least five people were hurt in the violence which erupted after massed ranks of fans had been drinking for hours in the southern city.Police also broke up fighting involving England fans on Thursday.England fans said the latest clashes were caused by Russians who charged at them. In Lyon, meanwhile, four French men aged between 20 and 24 were briefly detained following a drunken fight in a bar where England fans had been drinking, police said.Witnesses said the French men attacked the England supporters. Some 90,000 police and private security guards have been deployed to protect players and around two million foreign visitors expected for the matches at 10 venues around the country.
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