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UEFA charge England, Lithuania after terrace trouble

2015-10-14 16:53
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Paris - The crowd disturbances ahead of Lithuania and England's Euro 2016 qualifier has led to UEFA charges against both countries.

Reports said that some England fans managed to buy tickets reserved for the home supporters in Vilnius and that fighting broke out as punches were traded by rival factions ahead of the game.

A police cordon had to be formed between the two sets of fans to maintain calm. This in turn displaced many fans, who then blocked stairways.

The Football Association and the Lithuanian Football Federation have both been charged and will be judged by UEFA's control, ethics and disciplinary body on October 22.

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