French police arrested 36 people as they clashed with football fans in the northern town of Lille overnight. England and Wales fans are in the city ahead of the teams' match in nearby Lens on Thursday.
Doping, human rights and freedom of the press are among social issues in Russia highlighted by Reinhard Grindel. The president of the German football association also cast doubts on the future of the Confederations Cup.
Russian lawmaker Igor Lebedev has proposed to make soccer hooliganism a sport ahead of next year's World Cup in Russia. DW talks to hooliganism expert Svetlana Stephenson about violence, honor and the "Russian style."
Fans ran onto the pitch twice to attack players during a French league game between Lyon and Bastia before it was called off at the end of the first half. The incident follows disturbances at Lyon's Europa League game.
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.
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