The atmosphere in Lille was tense for fans heading to the stadium to watch Russia's match against Slovakia. Over 3,900 officers were deployed after violent clashes between Russia and England fans in Marseille.
Europe's governing football body has said Russia will be disqualified from Euro 2016 if there are further issues with crowd violence. The decision follows fan clashes at a match between Russia and England.
Germany’s opening game of Euro 2016 was overshadowed by violence in the center of Lille beforehand, but in truth there were far more positive than negative images.
Six Russians have been arrested following an attack on tourists in the German city of Cologne. According to police, they were football fans making their way home from the Euro 2016 tournament in France.
Some 500 Germans who have fought with terrorist group "Islamic State" are under surveillance during the Euro 2016 soccer championship. Germany kicks off its Group C campaign against Ukraine in Lille on Sunday.
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