Police arrested 14 soccer fans in Poznan, western Poland, after disturbances near the city’s main square.
Ten Poles, three Irish supporters and a Croat were held for questioning over the incident that took place at about 1:20 a.m., regional police spokesman Andrzej Borowiak said in a phone interview from Poznan. Ireland and Croatia play their opening Euro 2012 match at 8:45 p.m. in Poznan today.
Police moved in after two groups of fans began hurling bottles and chairs from outdoor restaurants in an incident that lasted a few minutes, according to Borowiak. He said he didn’t know whether the fans had been released yet.
“They were all very drunk and are probably sobering up now,” he said.
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