Fights break out in World Cup game aftermath

Last updated 07:21 30/06/2014
Colombia fan
Reuters

WEARING HIS COLOURS: A Colombian fan supporting his team at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

Relevant offers

Football

All Whites offer Hudson job, Bahrain dig heels in Premier League signs vanishing World Cup star Argentina star Carlos Tevez's father kidnapped Liverpool sign Belgian World Cup star Divock Origi Thai football refs swear a fixing oath to Buddha David Moyes linked with West Ham job Kevin Fallon leaves school coaching gig New Phoenix recruit is ready for NZ adventure German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer enjoys break All Whites target quits as Bahrain manager

Police used pepper spray to break up fights between Colombian and Uruguayan fans during a World Cup match at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium on Sunday, a spokesman for the event's local organising committee says.

Minor scuffles broke out inside the stadium as Colombia beat Uruguay 2-0 to advance to the quarter-finals, though fighting intensified on the external concourse after the match, committee spokesman Saint-Clair Milesi told reporters.

''Yes, the police did use pepper spray,'' Milesi said, without elaborating further.

Press representatives for Rio de Janeiro's public safety authority could not be reached for comment, while a spokesman for Rio's military police was unable to immediately provide further details.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who was the best player at the World Cup?

Lionel Messi (Argentina)

Mario Goetze (Germany)

James Rodriguez (Colombia)

Neymar (Brazil)

Arjen Robben (Netherlands)

Manuel Neuer (Germany)

Toni Kroos (Germany)

Angel di Maria (Argentina)

Miroslav Klose (Germany)

Mesut Ozil (Germany)

Sami Khedira (Germany)

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content