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Warsaw – Eleven Polish football fans were arrested after they threw bottles at officers and tried to enter a fan zone in Wroclaw during Poland's 1-0 defeat late Saturday against the Czech Republic that eliminated the co-hosts from Euro 2012.
Police in the western Polish city used tear gas against troublemakers after they threw bottles near a fan zone where some 40,000 people had watched the match, local media reported.
No Czechs were arrested, officials said. Some 10,000 Czech fans had watched the game at Wroclaw's Municipal Stadium.
Five of the men had thrown bottles at police after the game, while the rest tried to enter the 35,000-capacity fan zone that was closed after being filled to its capacity.
There were no serious incidents reported in Warsaw, which had seen clashes recently between Polish and Russian fans and police.
“Of course there were several minor incidents, when for example someone drunkenly insulted someone else, but there were no serious incidents,” Warsaw police spokesman Maciej Karczynski told the Polish Press Agency.
Some 20,000 Russian fans had attended a match against Greece, which they lost 1-0 to end their Euro campaign as well.
Some 7,000 police officers had secured the Polish capital, and could be seen keeping watch over the road from the stadium into central Warsaw as Russian fans walked back disappointed after the game.
Officials had pledged there would be no repeat of Tuesday's clashes, in which Polish hooligans attacked Russian fans on the way to a Poland-Russia match that ended in a 1-1 draw. Some 200 people, mostly Poles, have so far been arrested in connection with that violence. – Sapa-dpa