PARIS (AP) — The Latest from soccer’s European Championship (all times local):
A Northern Ireland fan has died in the French city of Nice, where the country’s national soccer team was playing at the European Championship.
The Northern Irish soccer association confirmed the death in a statement Monday, but did not name the person or give any details. The death did not appear to be related to violence.
Alan McVeigh, a spokesman for the Police Service of Northern Ireland, says it was “a man in his 20s from Northern Ireland.”
Local French authorities had previously said nine people were injured Saturday in Nice, including one with head injuries. That followed clashes between local Nice hardcore fans and supporters of Poland and Northern Ireland.
Poland beat Northern Ireland 1-0 on Sunday.
Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin says 150 specially trained Russian hooligans were behind much of the violence that broke out in Marseille ahead of the England-Russia game on Saturday.
Robin spoke after a weekend of violence in the French port city ahead of the European Championship soccer game on Saturday, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
About 35 people have been injured, including four people whose conditions were described as serious. Robin told reporters Monday that while “almost of those who were wounded were British,” England supporters were also responsible for some of the violence.
He said 20 people have been arrested. Ten of them — six Brits, an Austrian and three French — will face immediate trial.
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