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Euro 2016: Crackdown ahead of England-Wales game

Latest Update: June 15, 2016 | 114 Views
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French authorities are restricting the sale of alcohol and drafting in 4,000 extra police in Lille ahead of England and Russia’s next Euro 2016 matches.

Shops selling alcohol are closed until Friday, while some 350 bars will shut early on Wednesday and Thursday.

England and Russia fans are gathering in Lille, and the FA has expressed “serious concerns” about security after clashes between supporters last week.

Russia has been given a suspended disqualification from the tournament.

And six England fans were jailed following Russia and England’s draw in Marseille on Saturday.

Fans of the two teams are due to cross paths again as England supporters travel to Lille ahead of Thursday’s match against Wales – which is being held in nearby Lens – while Russia will play Slovakia in Lille itself on Wednesday.