UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Russia

Dozens of England fans injured in Euro 2016 clashes

UEFA has confirmed disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Russian Football Federation following the crowd trouble that marred Saturday's Euro 2016 game against England.

Flares and fireworks were set off from the section housing the Russian supporters late in the second half before the situation became even uglier following Vasili Berezutski's injury-time equaliser in the 1-1 draw.

At the final whistle hundreds of Russian fans broke through a feeble security cordon to attack their England counterparts who made a hasty retreat towards the exits.

Having received a full report into the incidents, UEFA on Sunday confirmed charges had been brought against the RFU for crowd disturbances, racist behaviour and the setting off of fireworks.

The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will decide Russia's fate on Tuesday and it could have serious repercussions for Leonid Slutsky's side.

Russia were handed a six-point penalty, suspended for the duration of their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, following incidents during the game against the Czech Republic at Euro 2012.