Clashes between Dynamo Zagreb and Red Star Belgrade fans in Athens
At least six people were injured and taken to hospital, while 36 were detained, following clashes between Serb and Croat football team supporters at Athens International Airport on Thursday.
Those injured have been taken to the Erythros Stavros (Red Cross) hospital in Athens in ambulances. Police have launched a preliminary inquiry into the incident.
According to reports thus far, the violence broke out after Serb supporters of Red Star Belgrade, who had come to Athens to support Olympiacos Piraeus, attacked a group of 30 Croat supporters of GNK Dinamo Zagreb waiting to board a plane.
Dinamo Zagreb had played against Olympiacos in Piraeus on Wednesday night in a UEFA Champions League match that the home team won by 2-1, bringing Olympiacos one step closer to the Champions League round of 16.
Clashes between Serb and Croatian football fans were reported earlier on Thursday at the Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”.
According to information, Serb fans of Red Star Belgrade attacked a group of Dynamo
Zagreb fans that were going to depart for Croatia.
A number of fans of both football teams were injured and were sent to hospital while others were detained.
Police remains at the airport to safeguard the area.
Dynamo Zagreb fans arrived in Athens for the match of their team with Olympiacos Piraeus for the Champions League that was held on Wednesday night at Karaiskaki. The Greek team won with 2-1.
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