Thursday, June 20 2024

Greek fan dies in Greece after stabbing by rival Croatian supporters

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A 29-year-old Greek fan has died after overnight clashes in Athens with rival supporters from Croatia. 
 
HDN Newsroom
 
After the fan’s death, Greek authorities have requested that all supporters should be excluded from the match between AEK Athens and Croatia’s Dinamo Zagreb at the Opap Arena.
 
Dinamo fans were officially already excluded under a previous ruling by UEFA.
 
Eight fans were injured while Greek police said Tuesday they had made 88 arrests, mostly of Croatian supporters.
 
UEFA says what was going to be the second leg in Zagreb next Wednesday will now be the first leg. The second leg will be held in Athens on Friday, August 18 or Saturday, August 19.
 
The European governing soccer body UEFA announced also that it has postponed a Champions League qualifying game scheduled for Tuesday because of the violence.