Uefa condemned clashes between rival supporters at the match between co-hosts Poland and old rivals Russia in Warsaw on Tuesday.
“Uefa condemns the isolated incidents that occurred when some groups pelted the police with missiles and attacked fans,” it said in a statement. The match was played amid tight security and a fiercely political backdrop, with both countries’ recent and past history intertwined.
Police said they had arrested 157 Poles and 24 Russians, as well as a Spaniard, a Hungarian and an Algerian.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 14th, 2012.