Skirmishes ahead of game between Germany and Poland

June 8th, 2008 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Klagenfurt (Austria), June 8 (DPA) German and Polish fans clashed Saturday evening in the Austrian city of Klagenfurt ahead of the Euro 2008 Group B game Sunday between the two countries. Tussles broke out and beer bottles were thrown in the fan zone in Klagenfurt’s city centre with approximately 100 fans from each side involved in the trouble.

Police said that seven German fans were arrested.

German police, who are also on duty in Austria with powers of arrest, worked together with Austrian police, who divided the fans and quickly brought the situation under control.

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