Penalty sparks brawl in Franco-German youth football match

2019-06-09 16:59

Berlin - A dispute over a penalty decision in a German-French youth football match sparked a brawl that left six people injured, police said Sunday.

Both U17 teams were suspended from the junior tournament held in the German city of Weinheim.

The punch-up Saturday involved 11 people, including the 45-year-old trainer of the German team from Duisburg and the 42-year-old president of the French club, they said.

Of the six people with injuries, two had to be treated in hospital.

Local police in Weinheim, a town south of Frankfurt, were investigating the incident and asked for witnesses to come forward.

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