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Crowd trouble mars Stockholm derby

Hammarby and AIK played out a 1-1 draw in this season's first Stockholm derby on Monday night in a match that was marred by crowd trouble.

Crowd trouble mars Stockholm derby

Referee Stefan Johanesson ordered both teams into the dressing rooms in the 74th minute after Hammarby player Louay Chanko was struck by objects thrown onto the pitch by AIK supporters as he prepared to take a corner.

In the aftermath of the incident, AIK coach Richard Norling issued a plea for calm via the Råsunda stadium loudspeaker system.

Hammarby had taken the lead six minutes before the stoppage following a perfectly placed free kick by Chanko.

After a fifteen minute break the referee eventually allowed the game to continue.

Jorge Ortiz equalized for AIK with an injury time penalty.

FOOTBALL

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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