England fans go on rampage in Zurich

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

English football fans went on a rampage late yesterday clashing with Swiss police, a day ahead of England's Euro 2004 qualifier against Liechtenstein.

Zurich:

English football fans went on a rampage late yesterday clashing with Swiss police, a day ahead of England's Euro 2004 qualifier against Liechtenstein. Police used rubber bullets and teargas to deal with the supporters after fighting broke out around bars in the city centre and property was damaged. The supporters responded by throwing bottles and stones. Five Britons suffered bullet or stab wounds and needed hospital treatment, a police statement said. Twenty-five people have been arrested. The game in Vaduz later today was given the go-ahead after the Liechtenstein Football Association beefed up security to cope with fears that the match could be targetted by anti-war protesters. Up to 800 England supporters arrived in Switzerland yesterday ahead of the match in neighbouring Liechtenstein.

Topics : Football
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