Europe

England place at Euro 2016 secure despite recent violence

  • People run after police fired tear gas in downtown Lille, France Wednesday, June 15, 2016 during clashes one day ahead of the Euro 2016 Group B soccer match against Wales in nearby Lens.  (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

    People run after police fired tear gas in downtown Lille, France Wednesday, June 15, 2016 during clashes one day ahead of the Euro 2016 Group B soccer match against Wales in nearby Lens. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)  (The Associated Press)

  • England soccer team supports drink in a bar in Lens; France Thursday June 16, 2016 ahead of England's Euro 2016 group B clash with Wales. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

    England soccer team supports drink in a bar in Lens; France Thursday June 16, 2016 ahead of England's Euro 2016 group B clash with Wales. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE  (The Associated Press)

  • England soccer team supports drink in a bar in Lens, France Thursday June 16, 2016 ahead of England's Euro 2016 group B clash with Wales. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

    England soccer team supports drink in a bar in Lens, France Thursday June 16, 2016 ahead of England's Euro 2016 group B clash with Wales. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE  (The Associated Press)

UEFA says England's participation in the European Championship is under no immediate threat despite a fresh outbreak of fan violence.

UEFA's leadership said after disorder in Marseille last week that England — along with Russia — faced potential disqualification if there was more violence away from stadiums.

In Lille on Wednesday, French police used tear gas to disperse rampaging England fans. It was the fourth time England fans have been involved in violent incidents since the start of the tournament.

UEFA says it "regrets the skirmishes which occurred in Lille last night. Police forces made several arrests and were quick to restore order and keep the situation under control."

But there are no plans for an emergency meeting of UEFA's executive committee to discuss any further warning or sanctions.