Vienna police keep brawling fans at bay after Turkey beat Croatia
Police and fans managed to keep the
atmosphere calm and victory parties peaceful as small scuffles broke out at the
Euro quarter-final won by Turkey against Croatia in Vienna, police said early
During the game, minor skirmishes in the fan zone were quickly broken up by police, and fans also helped to calm down aggressive spectators, Vienna police spokesperson Walter Hladik said.
After the final penalty kick that brought Turkey to the semi- finals, police quickly separated Turkey and Croatia fans, many of them immigrants living in the same districts in western Vienna.
A few disappointed Croatia fans started damaging cars by throwing bottles, but police quickly intervened.
Among the roughly 100,000 fans watching the game in the stadium and in the city, there were 11 arrests and 10 slight injuries, Hladik said, according to dpa.