Euro 2016: England stunned by Russia equalizer as violence flares

(CNN)England suffered late heartbreak on a day where football hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons once again.

Russia’s 92nd minute equalizer denied England victory and added more fuel to an already cataclysmic event.
    The build-up to the game in Marseille has been overshadowed by violent clashes between rival fans and police over the past few days.
    On Saturday, UEFA, the game’s European governing body, issued a statement condemning the trouble and those responsible.


    England, stunned by its concession, had no time to reply — the final whistle sounded seconds later.
    “We’re disappointed because we played well the whole game — to give away the draw is disappointing,” Dier told ITV.
    “It’s not down to inexperience, we just didn’t see it out in right way. But we didn’t lose. We’ve got to pick ourselves up again. We can take positives.
    “The level was extremely high — the best I’ve been involved in with England. I thought we did everything right. It had it all from us apart from controlling it at the end.
    “We’ve got to put this behind us.”
    After a day where clashes had taken place outside of the stadium, more ugly scenes appeared to break out at the end of the game.
    It is now possible that UEFA will consider punishing both countries for the incidents inside the stadium.
    England’s next game is against Wales in Lens, northern France, on Thursday.


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