Russia fans deported over alleged hooliganism at Euro 2016

A group of 20 Russia football fans will be deported from France on Saturday after French authorities accused them of being involved in hooliganism.

The 20 were being held in a closed-off area at Nice airport ahead of a scheduled flight to Moscow on Saturday afternoon.

Despite their impending removal from France, Alexander Shprygin, the leader of a Russian fan group who is among the 20 to be deported, says he has been told their visas will not be cancelled and all plan to return to France for Monday's match against Wales.

The 20 were part of a larger group of Russians who were detained by French authorities on Tuesday following violent disorder around England's 1-1 draw with Russia last Saturday.

Three were convicted of offences related to the violence and sentenced to prison terms of between one and two years.