Russia set to fight sanction

RUSSIA’S Football Union is determined to fight the punishment of European football’s governing body Uefa as a result of their fan’s behaviour, believing it to be “severe”.

The presence of far-right banners and the use of fireworks by Russian fans in their 4-1 victory over Czech Republic prompted Uefa to give Russia a suspended six-point penalty and a £96,000 fine, which the RFS appears set to contest.

The RFS said it would fight to avoid being “subjected to this severe punishment”.