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Three England fans treated in hospital after clash in Kiev
September 9, 2013 / 11:31 AM / in 4 years

Three England fans treated in hospital after clash in Kiev

KIEV (Reuters) - Three England fans were treated in hospital on Sunday night after a fight on a cafe terrace with a group of Ukrainians in Kiev ahead of Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier, police said.

A photo, taken with a mobile phone, shows an injured English soccer fan lying on a stretcher and surrounded by medical personnel, police and other people in central Kiev September 8, 2013. REUTERS/Alexander Fedchenko/Komsomolskaya Pravda in Ukraine

The fight, involving 40 English fans and more than 20 Ukrainians, broke out after the two sides traded insults, police said.

“Three British citizens ... were taken to hospital with wounds to the head and hands. After getting medical treatment they were taken back to their accommodation,” it said.

England top Group H with 15 points, ahead of Montenegro on goal difference. Ukraine sit third with 14 points.

Reporting By Pavel Polityuk, editing by Justin Palmer

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