England, Ukraine hooligans brawl
- Published: 9 Sep 2013 at 21.45
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KIEV - Police say three England fans were briefly hospitalised for head and arm injuries on Sunday evening after a fight erupted at a central outdoor cafe in Kiev, two days before the country's World Cup qualifier against Ukraine.
Police said the fans, aged 19, 22, and 23, were among some 40 English nationals at the venue, although eyewitness Tim White of Manchester said, "There were at least 100 Englishmen singing football songs and drinking beer there".
Police said six Ukrainians approached the venue around 9pm and a verbal argument started between the two groups. It escalated into a fight, during which an additional 15 Ukrainians joined in.
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