Tuesday 17 October 2017

Fans shot outside World Cup stadium

Two men riding a motorcycle shot three fans outside the Arena das Dunas
Two men riding a motorcycle shot three fans outside the Arena das Dunas

Three fans were injured in a shooting after a match at a World Cup stadium in Brazil at the weekend.

The fans' injuries were not life-threatening.

Police officer Francisco Araujo Silva told the sports daily Lance that the shots were fired by two men riding a motorcycle as local America supporters left the Arena das Dunas in the north-eastern city of Natal yesterday.

It was not the first incident involving fans in Natal this year. Before the stadium's inauguration in January, police arrested two men who shot at a group of rival fans just a few miles away.

Fan violence has been common in Brazil as it finalises its World Cup preparations.

Just a week ago, Corinthians fans invaded the team's training centre and threatened players.

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