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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

English Fans Arrested

BRUGES, Belgium () -- Police detained about 60 English soccer fans Monday following fights and disturbances ahead of an European Cupwinners cup quarterfinal and planned to expel them, officials said.


Police, preparing for Tuesday's game between Chelsea and FC Bruges, detained 27 people in the port of Ostend and over 30 in Bruges itself, some 25 kilometers inland, after disturbances Sunday night, a police official, who demanded anonymity, said.


Tuesday's game is the first time English fans traveled abroad since incidents in Dublin two weeks ago where an international match between England and Ireland had to be abandoned.