Source Pravda.Ru

Eight injured in clash of Russian and Slovakian fans

Russia fans in Bratislava for their team's World Cup qualifier against Slovakia on Wednesday broke shop windows and were involved in clashes that injured eight people. Russian news agency Interfax reported that two Russia fans were stabbed, but were not in immediate danger.

Fifty Russian speaking people were involved in incidents late Tuesday. Among those injured were three Slovaks and three people were hospitalized, police spokeswoman Silvia Mihalikova said.

Mihalikova said 20 police patrols were called to the scene. A group of 34 people were detained and questioned, she said, adding that more than 190 police officers will be on duty in the Slovak capital Wednesday before and during the match, the AP reports.

Slovakia and Russia are tied for second place in their group and have no chance of catching leader Portugal.

However, second place will bring a two-legged playoff against another runner-up, with the winner advancing to next year's World Cup in Germany. It would be Slovakia's first World Cup appearance since the country declared independence 12 years ago.

T.E.

Comments
Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, capitals and puppets
Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, capitals and puppets
US-led coalition killed more than 9,000 people in Syria since 2014
US-led coalition killed more than 9,000 people in Syria since 2014
US-led coalition killed more than 9,000 people in Syria since 2014
Turkish President Erdogan issues ultimatum to Washington and Brussels
Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
Russian special services detain Hizb ut-Tahrir members in Crimea
Donbass without militia will be worse than Srebrenica - Putin
Russian scientists find a way to look inside black holes
Russia not pulling out from any international agreements, Putin says
Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, capitals and puppets
Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, capitals and puppets
Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, capitals and puppets
North Korea is not a threat to the US
Russia's S-500 Prometey to nail USA's THAAD to the wall
Putin: Russia will continue spending enough on defence not to be killed
Russia leaves Syria, but USA stays, to spend some more
100th anniversary of Great October Revolution: Celebrating mountain of errors
ISIS threatens to conduct large-scale terrorist attacks in USA for Jerusalem decision