- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 12, 2012

WARSAW, POLAND (AP) - Russian soccer fans clashed with police and Poland supporters in separate incidents in Warsaw on Tuesday, just hours before the two teams met in a Euro 2012 match.

In what appeared to be the most violent incident, Polish soccer hooligans were seen attacking Russians, who responded violently. Dozens of men kicked and beat each other, while flares could be seen exploding in their midst.

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EGYPTIAN TRAGEDY

February 2012 - In Port Said, Egypt, 74 fans die in clashes after a league match between local club al-Masry and al-Ahly from Cairo, which became the focus for conflict after former president Hosni Mubarak’s ouster a year earlier. After the home side’s win, fans invaded the pitch and ran the full length of the field to attack Al-Ahly followers. Days of deadly clashes followed in Cairo between police and protesters who accused the Interior Ministry of doing nothing to protect fans. Nine senior police officers have been charged with assisting the mob.

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CHARLEROI INCIDENTS

2000 European Championship - A total of 374 England supporters were arrested after clashes with Germany fans on the eve of the rivals’ group match in Charleroi, Belgium. One England fan was stabbed in the back in the fighting, which started out of an Irish pub and led to Belgian police _ using official English “spotters” _ being mobilized to quell a chair-throwing mob that ran riot.

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LEEDS FANS KILLED

2000 - In Turkey, two Leeds United fans were killed before a UEFA Cup semifinal against Galatasaray in Istanbul, reportedly after a group of Leeds supporters insulted a van driver. One died after being stabbed, another died in hospital that evening.

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FRENCH POLICE ATTACKED

1998 World Cup - A French police officer, Daniel Nivel, is attacked by a group of German hooligans after their team played Yugoslavia in Lens. Nivel was blinded in his right eye and woke from his coma six weeks later. Earlier in the tournament, England supporters fought with Tunisia and France fans in Marseille.

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