That hasn't prevented some squabbles from breaking out. A video, above, uploaded on Twitter by a Russian journalist showed another brawl between Russian and English fans.
This is not even the first time this year that footage has shown soccer fans jeering the poor. In March, supporters of the Dutch club PSV Eindhoven were criticized after some fans were seen hurling coins and pieces of bread near female beggars in Madrid and goading some of the women into doing push-ups.
PSV's leadership deemed the behavior "scandalous" and vowed to track the offending supporters down. "The actions of a few individuals are damaging the reputation of the whole group," the club said in a statement.
The same is true for what has taken place over the past week in France, with a minority of fans complicit in acts of violence, vandalism and general oafish buffoonery. French authorities are still mulling over whether to deport foreign fans implicated in hooliganism.
Lille has seen a particularly high concentration of refugees and migrants; the sprawling camp of asylum seekers known as "the Jungle" near the port town of Calais fell under the city's jurisdiction. It was cleared by authorities earlier this year.