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FIFA slams 'shameful scenes' and 'idiotic troublemakers': Euro 2016

FIFA on Sunday strongly condemned the 'shameful scenes' between 'idiotic troublemakers' at the European Championship.

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An England fan kicks a tear gas canister as fans clash with police ahead of the game against Russia later today on June 11, 2016 in Marseille, France. Football fans from around Europe have descended on France for the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament.
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With authorities struggling to contain violence on the streets of France at Euro 2016, and UEFA scrambling to respond, FIFA has condemned the actions of the perpetrators of the violence, calling them "idiotic troublemakers":

A Russian fan smashes a chair over an England supporter as another attacks him on the ground as they clash ahead of the game against Russia later today on June 11, 2016 in Marseille, France.
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A Russian fan smashes a chair over an England supporter as another attacks him on the ground as they clash ahead of the game against Russia later today on June 11, 2016 in Marseille, France.Carl CourtGetty Images

'FIFA strongly condemns any form of violence and finds it wholly unacceptable to see such shameful scenes around football matches perpetrated by a minority of idiotic troublemakers,' said a FIFA spokeswoman in a statement.

The world body said the fighting fans 'have nothing to do with football and its true fans.'

This comes after the announcement that the UEFA is investigating Russian fans for violent attacks in the Stade Velodrome after Saturday night's clashes.

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