UEFA expels Dinamo fans from European away games

UEFA said on Sunday that Dinamo Zagreb fans won’t be able to go to the club’s European away games this season because a Greek national was killed in a fight with AEK Athens fans earlier this month. More than 100 people, mostly Croatians, have been charged over the fights in Athens on August 8 that led to the death of 29-year-old AEK fan Michalis Katsouris.

UEFA expels Dinamo fans from European away games

The fights happened before the teams played each other in a Champions League trial. This week, UEFA President Alexander Ceferin met with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Athens. He told Mitsotakis that hooliganism is “the cancer” of European soccer and that it needs to be “eliminated.”

Both groups of fans were already banned from either game of the qualifier. The governing body said that it thinks all matches with Dinamo fans are “high risk.” “This was unfortunately confirmed by the very serious incidents that happened in Athens. Because GNK Dinamo fans were there, even though they were not given tickets to the game in question,” UEFA said. It also said that Dinamo had to come up with a plan to stop football-related fighting at the club.

UEFA expels Dinamo fans from European away games

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