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EURO2016 latest: Fans clash near stadium in Marseille

12 Jun,2016

 

PARIS (AP), BdChronicle:

The Latest from soccer's European Championship (all times local, 4 hours behind Bangladesh.):

8:00 p.m.
English and Russian briefly fans clashed with each other and police near the Stade Velodrome in Marseille.

Police fired more tear gas and used a water cannon to disperse hundreds of fans within sight of the stadium about an hour before England was to face Russia at the European Championship.
The English fans soon retreated toward the stadium.

7:53 p.m.

Hal Robson-Kanu scored the winning goal in the 81st minute as Wales beat Slovakia 2-1 at the European Championship.

The defender's scuffed shot from 12 meters came 10 minutes after he had come on as substitute.

Gareth Bale had given Wales the lead in the 10th minute when he curled in a free kick. Ondrej Duda equalized for Slovakia in the 61st, a minute after he came on as a substitute.

Wales' victory came in its first match at a major championship since the 1958 World Cup.

7:50 p.m.

Police have fired more tear gas at fans about an hour before England was to play Russia at the European Championship.

Police were closely monitoring a group of about 200 people heading from the Old Port area to the stadium in Marseille when they fired several canisters of tear gas.

It was unclear where the fans were from.

7:45 p.m.

Disorder has started outside the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, where England is to play Russia at the European Championship.

After fighting at the Old Port in Marseille, England fans on a road to the stadium were hanging off trees, swinging plastic chairs and throwing plastic cups.

Two fans stopped a passing convertible car and climbed into the back seats. Police were not intervening.

7:42 p.m.

Substitute Hal Robson-Kanu put Wales back in front against Slovakia, scoring in the 81st minute to make it 2-1.

Aaron Ramsey stumbled as he raced toward the goal and the ball fell kindly to Robson-Kanu, who wrong-footed the goalkeeper and scored into the bottom left corner.

7:38 p.m.

GOAL: Hal Robson-Kanu scores for Wales in the 81st minute. Wales leads Slovakia 2-1.

7:30 p.m.

UEFA says it "firmly condemns the incidents in Marseille," where soccer fans have been fighting and clashing with police ahead of Saturday's game between England and Russia at the European Championship.

European soccer's governing body adds that "people engaging in such violent acts have no place in football."

Saturday was the third day in a row that French police used tear gas on fans in Marseille.

7:20 p.m.

Ondrej Duda, who had only come off the Slovakia bench a minute earlier, scored from Robert Mak's low cross in the 61st minute.

7:18 p.m.

GOAL: Ondrej Duda scores an equalizer for Slovakia in the 61st minute. The Slovaks are even with Wales at 1-1.

6:50 p.m.

Gareth Bale scored from a free kick to give Wales a 1-0 halftime lead over Slovakia at the European Championship.

Following a foul on midfielder Jonathan Williams, Bale curled his shot past Slovakia goalkeeper Matus Kozacik in the 10th minute of the Group B match.

Wales is playing in its first match at a major tournament since the 1958 World Cup.

Slovakia had much of the early possession and almost took the lead in the third minute when Marek Hamsik's low effort was cleared off the line by Ben Davies.

6:45 p.m.

Police have used a water cannon to disperse soccer fans at the Old Port in Marseille.

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