England supporters cover their faces after police fired tear gas following clashes after the Euro 2016 soccer championship group B match between England and Russia in Marseille, France Saturday, June 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
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UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings against Russia on Sunday for crowd disturbances and racist behavior by its fans during a European Championship game against England.The English Football Association, whose fans fled the stadium in Marseille after being attacked by a large group of Russian fans, has not been charged by UEFA.Although UEFA holds national federations responsible for their fans' behavior inside stadiums, it typically does not act on incidents elsewhere.When UEFA's disciplinary panel judges incidents in Marseille, it could take Russian fans' track record at Euro 2012 into account.
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