Violence flares before Hajduk qualifier

BUCHAREST - Around 500 supporters of Croatian football club Hajduk Split were barred from attending their UEFA Europa League third qualifying round match against Dinamo Bucharest on Thursday following pre-game clashes.

According to Romanian riot police quoted by state news agency Agerpres, 25 Croat fans and 25 Romanians clashed in front of a central shopping mall in Bucharest, with one supporter severely wounded.

Police spokesman Marius Militaru said several supporters from both sides were under investigation.

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