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Uefa aims to avoid repeat of Euro 2016 violence

sportspaper Updated: Jul 05, 2016, 10:46 IST

PARIS: Russia was among 14 countries which signed a convention between the Council of Europe and European soccer body Uefa on Sunday aimed at stopping a repeat of fan violence which has marred Euro 2016. Uefa said the convention would include a better exchange of intelligence between police forces to warn countries hosting matches of potential troublemakers. The Euro 2016 tournament being played in France has seen a return of football hooliganism which had been largely absent from recent international competitions. The worst incidents happened in Marseille before and after the match between England and Russia where clashes lasted several days.

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