SOCCER

The Washington Post Sunday - - WASHINGTONPOST.COM/SPORTS -

Soccer star Romelu Lukaku is in trou­ble for rau­cous par­ty­ing in Cal­i­for­nia.

Lukaku, 24, was ar­rested at a house he was stay­ing at in Bev­erly Hills af­ter of­fi­cers warned him five times to turn down the mu­sic at a party, po­lice said.

The striker from Bel­gium plays for Ever­ton in the Premier League, but Manch­ester United is try­ing to sign him to a $97 mil­lion trans­fer deal.

It’s not clear why Lukaku was in the Los An­ge­les area, but Manch­ester United plays the L.A. Galaxy in a pre­sea­son ex­hi­bi­tion next week­end.

Lukaku was not hand­cuffed or booked July 2 when he was cited for the mis­de­meanor of ex­ces­sive noise, Sgt. Jay Kim said.

He had 25 league goals last sea­son and was the sec­ond­high­est scorer in the Premier League.

Lukaku was sched­uled to ap­pear in Los An­ge­les Su­pe­rior Court on Oct. 2 . . . .

Ronald­inho and Ryan Giggs were among the soccer stars to ar­rive in Pak­istan to play ex­hi­bi­tion matches that or­ga­niz­ers hope will boost the sport in the coun­try.

Dutch­man Ge­orge Boateng, for­mer France play­ers Robert Pires and Ni­co­las Anelka, for­mer Eng­land goal­keeper David James and Por­tu­gal’s Luis Boa Morte flew in via pri­vate jet to the cap­i­tal, Is­lam­abad.

Pak­istan Army chief Gen.

Qa­mar Javed Ba­jwa hosted a re­cep­tion, say­ing “sports pro­mote peace,” be­fore play­ers flew out to Karachi for the first seven-on-seven ex­hi­bi­tion match later Satur­day amid heavy se­cu­rity.

The tour has been or­ga­nized by a pri­vate com­pany, World Group, aim­ing to pro­mote soccer in Pak­istan, which is No. 200 out of 211 in FIFA rank­ings.

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