Vi­o­lence in Bucharest, two hos­pi­talised

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Bucharest po­lice have ques­tioned 17 foot­ball fans af­ter clashes at the World Cup qual­i­fier be­tween Ro­ma­nia and Poland on Fri­day.

Po­lice said 12 Poles and five Ro­ma­ni­ans were taken for ques­tion­ing, with 12 fined for the clashes.

The na­tion­al­i­ties of the 12 fined were not dis­closed.

Alis Grasu, a spokes­woman for the am­bu­lance ser­vice, said a Pole with stom­ach pains and a Ro­ma­nian with a heart con­di­tion were hos­pi­tal­ized. Nei­ther con­di­tion was life-threat­en­ing.

Po­lice fired tear gas be­fore the Group E match, with fans throw­ing flares on the pitch dur­ing the game.

Poland's star striker Robert Lewandowski needed med­i­cal at­ten­tion as he col­lapsed af­ter a flare thrown in the 55th minute. The ref­eree tem­po­rar­ily stopped the match and Lewandowski re­turned to the game sev­eral min­utes later. He scored twice in Poland's 3-0 win against Ro­ma­nia.

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