A 'suspect package' was found in the stadium ahead of the Russia vs Slovakia game 5 years ago

A 'suspect package' was found in the stadium ahead of the Russia vs Slovakia game

Fans and journalists have been denied entry to the Grand Stade Lille Métropole ahead of Russia's Group B clash with Slovakia after what is being described as a 'security scare'.


Daily Telegraph journalist Ben Rumsby has said on Twitter that it is the result of a suspect package at the stadium.


The situation, thankfully, appears to have been resolved quickly and officials are now granting access to the stadium ahead of the 2pm kickoff.

Security at the stadium have done their best to calm everybody down, but did confirm to journalists that a suspect package was found.


After telling journalists that "nothing happened so no problem", the stadium has been reopened.


Russia's time at Euro 2016 has already been marred by fan violence both in the streets and inside the stadium after the final whistle of their 1-1 draw with England on Saturday evening.

As a result, the Russians have been given a suspended disqualification from the tournament by Uefa and fined €150,000 (£119k), meaning they will be kicked out of Euro 2016 should there be any more violence from their fans inside the stadiums of any of their remaining matches at the tournament.

Slovakia are looking for their first points of the tournament after suffering a 2-1 defeat against Wales on Saturday, while Russia fared slightly better having nicked a point off England with an injury time equaliser in their opening game.