June 18, 2018 / 3:00 PM / 4 months ago

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

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

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

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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