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27 football hooligans convicted for brawl

27 Swedish football hooligans have been convicted for rioting at a football match at Råsunda Stadium near Stockholm in 2004.

27 football hooligans convicted for brawl

Solna district court convicted 27 of the 32 hooligans charged with offences including rioting and assault and battery, following the Stockholm derby match between AIK and Hammarby on October 18th 2004.

Three youths were sentenced to prison for two months and a further four for a month. Other penalties ranged from fines to suspended sentences and community service.

Five of those involved in the Råsunda riot were also convicted of assault and battery in connection with a match at Gamla Ullevi in Gothenburg in June 2005.

The match between AIK and Hammarby at Råsunda ended in chaos. When Hammarby scored to take a 1-0 lead on 64 minutes, AIK supporters tried to storm the pitch by pulling down the perimeter fence.

Police then battled the hooligans and were only able to get the situation under control by using water cannons.

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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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