“Worrying scenes” – Hungary fans clash with the police
“There are blows being dealt. It’s really terrible ”: At the World Cup qualifier between England and Hungary there are clashes between police officers and Hungarian fans. Individual spectators booed when England’s players got on their knees before kick-off.
Whe clashes between Hungarian fans and the police during the World Cup qualifier between England and Hungary. Photos showed how dozens of emergency services in the stands clashed with visiting fans in the early stages of the game on Tuesday evening at London’s Wembley Stadium.
The police used batons against the audience, as the BBC reported. One BBC commentator spoke of “disturbing scenes”. “There are blows being dealt. It’s really awful, ”he continued. Shortly after the game began, officials entered the stands to arrest a spectator for a racist incident, a police statement said. Thereupon there was unrest in which other viewers were involved. But order was quickly restored.
Previously, individual Hungarian fans booed when the English national soccer team kneeled before kick-off as a sign against racism and the Hungarians pointed to the “Respect” label on their jerseys.
In Budapest in September, Hungarian fans racially insulted English players, threw objects, fired fireworks and blocked stairs. Hungary’s national team had been punished by the world association FIFA with a home game in the World Cup qualifying without spectators. Accordingly, the association is threatened with another ghost game if similar incidents occur again.
The match between England and Hungary ended 1-1 on Tuesday evening. Denmark prevailed 1-0 against Austria and qualified as the second team from Europe for the World Cup in Qatar after the German national team. Ex-European champions Portugal won 5-0 (3-0) against Luxembourg and now has at least the playoff participation guaranteed. The same applies to European champions Italy, Switzerland and Serbia.
Game interrupted in Tirana after throwing bottles
Overshadowed by an interruption in the game due to bottle throws, Poland around world footballer Robert Lewandowski preserved his chance for the World Cup ticket. After the bottle was thrown at the Polish national team, the World Cup qualifier in Tirana was interrupted for a good 20 minutes on Tuesday. After Karol Swiderski’s goal to make it 1-0 (77th minute), plastic bottles flew from the stands towards the cheering Polish players. After the forced break, the Poles kept their nerve and won the match 1-0 (0-0). In Group I, coach Paulo Sousa’s team is now in second place with 17 points, three points behind leaders England (20). Albania is third (15).
After the bottle was thrown, the Poles complained loudly to the referee. Both teams disappeared into the dressing room, the French referee Clement Turpin interrupted the game. After the break, the match could be continued. According to the AP news agency, the stadium announcer pointed out to the audience that the game could be canceled in the event of further incidents and scored against Albania.