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Tottenham fans hurt in Rome

2012-11-22 10:32

Rome - Ten supporters of English soccer club Tottenham Hotspur were hurt and one seriously injured in an attack in the early hours of Thursday as they celebrated in Rome ahead of a Europa League match against Serie A side Lazio, police said.

The 10, nine British and one American, were attacked outside a pub near the centre of Rome by a group of masked assailants.

One suffered injuries to an artery and is in a serious condition.

A police spokesperson declined to identify the attackers but said a number of Italians who were involved in the fight had been detained.

Reuters