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Football clubs gain access to security footage

Football clubs in the Stockholm region are to be given permission to root out troublesome supporter through the use of surveillance cameras, Dagens Nyhetrer reports.

Djurgården and AIK both signed agreements on Thursday allowing them to keep a closer eye on their fans. Representatives for Hammarby are expected to follow suit next week.

Until now only the police have been authorized to analyze footage captured inside the grounds.

The clubs see the move as a major breakthrough in the battle to crack down on hooliganism.

For the last two years, the clubs have had the possibility to ban known troublemakers from entering their grounds. They view the latest move as a major step towards indentifying the remaining problem areas.

“We have had very few problems this year, which is great. The fans know that we are serious when we say that anyone who doesn’t behave will be banned,” Djurgården chairman Bosse Lundquist told Dagens Nyheter.

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Croatian player tests positive ahead of Sweden match

Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, a day ahead of the country's Nations League match with Sweden, the Croatian football federation (HNS) said.

Croatian player tests positive ahead of Sweden match
Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic (left) tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. Photo: Miguel Medina / AFP
“Brozovic's Inter Milan and Swedish epidemiologists were informed about the positive test,” an HNS statement said.
   
The player's positive result came two days after defender Domagoj Vida was informed of a positive Covid-19 test after playing the first half of a friendly with Turkey in Istanbul.
   
Apart from Brozovic, 27, one staff member also tested positive.
   
They were both isolated from other members of the national team.
   
After Sweden, Croatia play another Nations League game against Portugal on Tuesday.
   
Croatia, runners-up at the 2018 World Cup, are third in their Nations League group which also includes France, the team that beat them to the World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal and Sweden.
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