In Brief: Teams charged for off-the-pitch mayhem

Teams charged for off-the-pitch mayhem

Uefa has begun disciplinary proceedings against Portugal, Hungary and Belgium for incidents in their matches.

Portugal are charged with allowing a pitch invasion, Hungary for allowing crowd disturbances and Belgium for fans setting off fireworks and throwing objects.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


France yet to see last of Russian right-wing fan

The Russian far-right fan leader expelled from France over causing unrest has vowed to return to the country before the end of Euro 2016.

Alexander Shprygin, who heads Russia's national supporters association, was among the 20 Russian fans deported on Saturday for disrupting public order.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


Vardy keeping mum over Twitter activity

Jamie Vardy coolly dealt with questions about his Leicester future, England place and unorthodox playing preparations, but one query about blocking his lookalike - Lee Chapman, the postman who boarded Leicester's bus for their title celebrations - on Twitter caught him off-guard.

"Lee Chapman? Am I not allowed to block anyone?," the England striker asked. "There's a lot of people blocked on my Twitter for various reasons."

THE GUARDIAN

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 20, 2016, with the headline 'In Brief'. Print Edition | Subscribe