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Lille Skirmish: 36 Arrested, 16 In Hospital

A skirmish involving England and Russia supporters in Lille on Wednesday has resulted in 36 arrests and 16 hospitalisations.

Police employed the use of tear gas to help disperse the crowd that had formed in the streets of Lille following Slovakia's 2-1 win over Russia.

Fights broke out between the supporters which saw 16 of them injured and in need of treatment, while at least 36 were arrested.

"UEFA regrets the skirmishes which occurred in Lille last night," UEFA said in a statement on Thursday.

"Police forces made several arrests and were quick to restore order and keep the situation under control."
Sphamandla Ntshokotsha

Sphamandla Ntshokotsha

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