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Rival fans clash at Europa League
Violence breaks out at Europa League match between Dinamo and Timisoara.
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2009 10:32 GMT

Romanian policemen attempt to control fans at the match in Timisoara [EPA]
More than 100 people have been detained following violent clashes between rival supporters of Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb and Romanian club FC Timisoara at a Europa League match, police said.

Police spokesman Andrei Emil said violence continued during Thursday's game, which Dinamo won 3-0.

Croat fans, some wearing masks and scarves covering their faces, hurled seats, firecrackers and stones during the game.

Daily Gazeta Sporturilor reported they shouted "Down with the Serbs!''

Tension

Serb B-92 TV reported that Timisoara fans taunted the Croats yelling "Serbia, Serbia!''

Fighting continued in downtown Timisoara after the match. The city has a large population of Serbs and is close to the Serbian border.

Emil said police detained some 117 Croats and 14 Romanians after the match. The newspaper said 10 people, including a police officer, were injured.

Police escorted Croat fans to the Hungarian border, some 37 miles west of Timisoara after the match.

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