UEFA 'condemns' Marseille fan violence

Police fired tear gas at hundreds of English and Russian fans to end a third straight day of fighting in the southern French port.

England supporter being looked after by the policemen during fan violence.   -  AP

UEFA said Saturday it "firmly condemns" the street battles involving rival fans before the England-Russia European Championship match on Saturday which left an Englishman in a critical condition. "UEFA firmly condemns the incidents in Marseille," said a UEFA spokesman. "People engaging in such violent acts have no place in football."

Police fired tear gas at hundreds of English and Russian fans to end a third straight day of fighting in the southern French port. Marseille's police prefect said an English fan was in a "critical" condition after the clashes.

AFP journalists saw a man with a bloodied face receiving treatment on the ground after suffering a cardiac arrest.

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