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Polish football hooligans sentenced in Sweden

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Polish football hooligans sentenced in Sweden
The match between IFK Gothenburg and Slask Wroclaw on July 23rd. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall/TT
15:36 CEST+02:00
A Swedish court sentenced five Polish football fans to jail terms of two and three months on Tuesday after violence following a match between IFK Gothenburg and Slask Wroclaw.

The violence occurred on July 23rd both before and after a Europa Leauge qualifier in several locations in Gothenburg in western Sweden.

Five men attacked a downtown pub with “smoke bombs, bottles and other objects”, caused extensive damage inside and assaulted police officers, the Gothenburg court said.

The five denied involvement although they were filmed by bystanders and witnesses. Two of them were sentenced to two months while three others got an additional month.

They will have to pay compensation for damages caused.

Slask Wroclaw was eliminated in the second preliminary match of the Europa League losing the match 2-0.

A total of 33 supporters were initially arrested, but only five were charged.

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