England fans scuffle after defeat

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:35 IST

Police detained about 100 English football fans after their team bowed out of world cup, falling to Portugal in a penalty shootout in the quarterfinal.

England fans scuffle after defeat
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Gelsenkirchen:

Police detained about 100 English football fans after their team bowed out of world cup, falling to Portugal in a penalty shootout in the quarterfinal. German, British and Portuguese police had been deployed in case of trouble, but incidents were isolated, and no major clashes after the match were reported. Some glass bottles were tossed but there was no immediate confrontation. Despite the general calm, German police formed a line around some England fans in a bid to stem violence. Portugal won a penalty shootout 3-1 following 120 minutes of goalless football and advanced to the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1966. (AP)

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