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Ten Tottenham fans injured in Rome attack

Published on Nov 23, 2012 6:50 AM
 
A pub is seen damaged after a fight in downtown Rome on Nov 22, 2012. Ten supporters of English soccer club Tottenham Hotspur were injured, one of them seriously, during an attack in Rome in the early hours of Thursday ahead of a Europa League match against Serie A side Lazio, police said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

ROME (REUTERS) - Ten supporters of English soccer club Tottenham Hotspur were injured, one of them seriously, during an attack in Rome in the early hours of Thursday ahead of a Europa League match against Serie A side Lazio, police said.

The 10, nine British and one American, were attacked outside a pub near the centre of Rome by dozens of masked men. One suffered injuries to an artery and is in a serious condition.

A local resident who witnessed the violence and called the police said the assailants appeared to have planned the attack.

"The Italians were very organised, with helmets, bats, even balaclavas. There were much fewer of the English," Mr Giuseppe Tamborra said.

 
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