Soccer clash organized on the web: Police

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:49 IST

A weekend shootout between rival groups of Brazilian soccer fans that left one dead and two critically injured was prearranged on the Internet.

Sao Paulo:

A weekend shootout between rival groups of Brazilian soccer fans that left one dead and two critically injured was prearranged on the Internet, police said Monday. Authorities are now trying to access the e-mails of those arrested on Sunday to determine who organized the fight and how it was publicized, said Luiz Carlos do Carmo, a Sao Paulo police spokesman. Some of those arrested told authorities that they learned of the time and location of the planned clash from computers, do Carmo said. The shootout occurred at a subway station several hours before the Palmeiras-Corinthians match at a nearby stadium. Palmeiras supporter Diogo Lima Borges, 23, died in the hospital after being shot in the back, police said. Five others were injured, and two of them were still hospitalized Monday. One of the two had been shot and another suffered severe head injuries. (AP)

Topics : Football Brazil
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