Fans at Euro 2016 – level 3
Brief scuffles between England and Russia supporters broke out in Lille last night, as thousands of football fans continue to arrive in France for the Euro 2016 tournament. The violence broke out in the early hours of this morning after pubs and bars closed in the northern French city, where Russia are playing Slovakia this afternoon. The area is seen as a potential trouble spot as England fans congregate ahead of their match against Wales in nearby Lens on Thursday.
Both teams have been threatened with expulsion from the competition after dozens of fans were injured in Marseille last week.
In Lille, thousands of extra police officers have been drafted in to keep the crowds under control, and sales of alcohol will be limited before the matches.
Difficult words: scuffle (a short fight), break out (happen), congregate (come together into a crowd or mass), expulsion (making somebody leave), draft in (bring in).
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