MARSEILLE — At least 13 people have been injured, one critically, after English and Russian football fans clashed with each other in the French port city of Marseille after the match between England and Russia on Saturday..
AP news agency reported late on Saturday that Russian fans assaulted their English adversaries inside the stadium, right after their countries’ opening match ended in a dramatic 1-1 draw.
Russian supporters were seen storming a section of the ground housing England fans, causing them to flee after the final whistle of the match at the Stade Velodrome.
Video footage and still images posted on social media showed people running towards one side of the stadium in order to escape. Some fans walked through the city bare-chested and with blood dripping from head wounds.
Police made at least six arrests on Saturday, adding to the nine from Friday, and those charged could face trial as early as Monday.
Marseille’s emergency services said among those who were injured were one middle-aged man who was knocked unconscious, while one England supporter suffered a heart attack.
Police used water cannon and tear gas to disperse the crowd.
“Once again, as over the last 30 years, an international football competition has been the scene of clashes between violent people claiming to be supporters of their national team,” Bernard Cazeneuve, French interior minister, said in a statement after the incident.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.