VIDEO + PHOTOS: EURO 2016 Gets Dirty As England & Russia Fans Fight For Their Lives

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Marseille resembled a war zone on Saturday night after Russian and English football hooligans clashed in running battles before and after the match that left one supporter fighting for his life.

As fresh waves of violence flared near the Stade Velodrome, police confirmed the worst hit victim was a 51-year-old England supporter.

The English fan suffered ‘horrific’ head injuries amid claims that Russian ‘ultras’, armed with knives and metal poles, had ambushed rival fans.

Bars in the Vieux Port area of Marseille, the scene of much of the fighting between fans and riot police, were shut after the match in an attempt to resume order.

The match itself, which ended in a 1-1 draw, provided a brief respite from the mayhem which had enveloped the city over the past few days.

But clashes resumed as the game entered its final stages. Fighting continued after the final whistle with Russian fans ripping down English flags and chasing their rivals across rows of seats.

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People leave the stadium following clashes between Russian and English supporters at the end of the Euro 2016 group B football match between England and Russia at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on June 11, 2016. / AFP / PAUL ELLIS        (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
People leave the stadium following clashes between Russian and English supporters at the end of the Euro 2016 group B football match between England and Russia at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on June 11, 2016. / AFP / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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Football Soccer - England v Russia - EURO 2016 - Group B - Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France - 11/6/16 Fans clash in the stadium after the game REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Football Soccer – England v Russia – EURO 2016 – Group B – Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France – 11/6/16
Fans clash in the stadium after the game
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Football Soccer - Euro 2016 - England v Russia - Group B - Stade Velodrome, Marseille, France - 11/6/16 England supporters move through tear gas at the port of Marseille before the game.      REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
Football Soccer – Euro 2016 – England v Russia – Group B – Stade Velodrome, Marseille, France – 11/6/16 England supporters move through tear gas at the port of Marseille before the game. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

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