Poland/Russia - UEFA condemns violence

UEFA has condemned clashes between rival supporters at the highly charged match between co-hosts Poland and old rivals Russia in Warsaw.

"UEFA condemns the isolated incidents that occurred yesterday (Tuesday)... when some groups of known troublemakers pelted the police with missiles and attacked fans irrespective of the team they were supporting," it said in an emailed statement.

"Those arrested and charged will have to be dealt with by the relevant authorities."

Police said they had arrested 157 Poles and 24 Russians in the violence, which saw riot squad officers use water cannon and fire tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse marauding fans.

Poland and Russian fans fight each other in Warsaw on June 12, 2012, ahead of the Euro 2012 championships football match Poland vs Russia. Police used water cannon and tear gas on unruly Euro 2012 fans in Warsaw today as Poland geared up to play old foe Russia in a must-win Euro 2012 match. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF

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