English soccer fans arrested in Germany

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:34 IST

Several English football fans were detained by German police in Cologne on Monday night, hours ahead of England's final Group B game against Sweden.

English soccer fans arrested in Germany
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Cologne:

Several English football fans were detained by German police in Cologne on Monday night, hours ahead of England's final Group B game against Sweden in the city. Thousands of fans arrived in the city spending the evening reveling in the old city and along the banks of the river Rhine. Police said four English fans were arrested for drunken and disorderly behaviour and more arrests were expected. Sixteen police officers were also injured, but only one required hospital treatment, officials said. Sweden could face elimination from the World Cup unless they secure at least a draw against England. A draw for England, already through to the last 16, would make them winners of their group. Tens of thousands of England and Sweden supporters are expected in the western German city to follow Tuesday's match, which begins at 1900 GMT. The Swedes have not lost to England since 1968.

Topics : Football
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