June 18, 2018 / 3:00 PM / 9 months ago

Two British men en route to Volgograd charged with hooliganism - police

Visitors walk in front of "The Motherland Calls" monument at the Mamayev Kurgan World War Two memorial complex in Volgograd, Russia June 18, 2018. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities charged two British nationals on Monday with minor hooliganism and being drunk in public, police said.

The two men had earlier been removed from a train travelling to the Russian city of Volgograd where England are due to play their opening match in the soccer World Cup on Monday evening.

Reporting by Katya Golubkova; Writing by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Catherine Evans

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