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Spectators try to escape from Russian supporters who went on a charge in the stands right after the Euro 2016 Group B soccer match between England and Russia, at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, France, on June 11, 2016.Thanassis Stavrakis/The Associated Press

UEFA has imposed a suspended disqualification on the Russian football federation after violence marred that country's Euro 2016 game against England.

"This disqualification is suspended until the end of the tournament," UEFA said in a release on Tuesday. "Such suspension will be lifted if incidents of a similar nature [crowd disturbance] happen inside the stadium at any of the remaining matches of the Russian team during the tournament."

It also imposed a €150,000 ($217,000) fine.

Russia plays Slovakia next on Wednesday.

It's important to note that UEFA's jurisdiction does not extend to misbehaviour that takes place outside arenas. That's where the worst fighting took place in Marseille.

In the aftermath, Russia has not seemed contrite.

Russian MP and member of the national football federation's executive committee, Igor Lebedev, cheered the mayhem, tweeting: "I don't see anything wrong with the fans fighting. Quite the opposite. Well done, lads. Keep it up!"

The Guardian also reported that far-right activist and hooligan chieftain, Alexander Shprygin, is apparently an accredited member of the Russian delegation here in France.

On Tuesday, French police rounded up several dozen suspected Russian trouble makers, with the intent of deporting them.

During the first few days of Euro 2016, Russian, English and French fans fought in the old port of Marseille in running street battles.

Many of the 150 or so Russians involved appear to be veteran members of hooligan firms who've come to France looking to incite trouble. One of them filmed the violence on a GoPro camera attached at his waist.

Dozens of Russians can be seen jogging through the Marseille city centre, cornering and beating lone English supporters.

The next trouble spot is Lille. Russia plays there Wednesday. England plays Wales the day after in nearby Lens.

Since Lens is a town of only 30,000 with limited hotel space, it's expected that many of the visiting English will spend Wednesday night in Lille before heading to the match.

"[We] have serious concerns around the security arrangements for (Lille) in the next few days," England Football Association chairman Greg Dyke said in a statement.

He urged French security to step up their measures.

Both England and Russia remain under threat of expulsion orders if the scenes from Marseille are repeated. That's caused members of the English team to urge some supporters not to come to France.

"I'd like to ask the fans, 'Please, if you don't have a ticket, don't travel,' " England captain Wayne Rooney said. "And for fans with tickets, 'Be safe, be sensible and continue with your great support for the players.' "

The upcoming World Cup in 2018 will be held in Russia.