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Russians trained to fight were involved in the worst of the fan violence that erupted in Marseille at the start of the Euro 2016 soccer tournament, the French city's chief prosecutor revealed Today.
A middle-aged Englishman remained critically ill in hospital after he was assaulted, one of 35 people injured during three days of fighting involving Russian, English and French fans in Marseille's Vieux Port (Old Port).
European soccer's governing body, UEFA, has said it is "disgusted" by the melees inside and outside the stadium in Marseille and has threatened to expel the Russian and English teams from the championship if the violence persists.
"There were 150 Russian supporters who in reality were hooligans," Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin told a news conference. "These people were well prepared for ultra-rapid, ultra-violent action."
Scenes of rival fans wielding metal bars and hurling beer bottles in street clashes in Marseille, as well as incidents in Nice, Lille...