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7 German fans detained in Klagenfurt a day ahead of Euro 2008 match

7 German fans detained in Klagenfurt a day ahead of Euro 2008 match

Police detained seven German citizens in southern Austria following tension between two groups of fans Saturday, a day before Germany and Poland play in the European Championship.
Klagenfurt police said in a statement that the seven Germans were taken in after a verbal dispute between German and Polish fans intensified around 1850 GMT in the city center. Both fan groups consisted of about 100 people and police intervened to prevent the situation from escalating, the statement said.
Poland and Germany are scheduled to play in Group B on Sunday in Klagenfurt. The match has been considered to be one of the more likely for fan violence.


Updated : 2021-04-22 02:30 GMT+08:00