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Monday, 18 February, 2002, 03:46 GMT
Football fan killed in Argentina
Fans of Racing, one of the clubs involved in the incident
Fans of Racing, one of the clubs involved in the incident
Clashes between rival supporters of Argentina's Racing and Independiente football teams have left one man dead and more than 12 injured, including six police officers.

Gustavo Rivero, 22, was shot in the chest and killed outside Racing's stadium in the south of Buenos Aires on Sunday.

At least one other man was shot in the back and is in a serious condition.

Rivero was a fan of Buenos Aires club Independiente, who were playing rivals Racing Club in Argentina's Clausura league.


There were shots fired and people with knives

Witness
Jose Roberto
Rivero was shot after a fight broke out between roughly 400 fans in front of Independiente's stadium, according to Raul Guzman, spokesman for the Lomas de Zamora Police Department.

"There was a confrontation between Independiente and Racing fans before the start of the game in which a number of shots were fired," Guzman said.

Police said there were between 70-80 arrests from the violence, which occurred about an hour before kick-off.

"People were running around like mad all over the place. There were shots fired and people with knives," witness Jose Roberto said.

Police injured

The kick-off was delayed seven minutes when Independiente fans threw a smoke bomb at Racing goalkeeper Gustavo Campagnuolo.

Racing, the current Argentine champions, lost the match 2-1.

Meanwhile in La Plata, 35 miles south east of Buenos Aires, 30 people were arrested and 10 police officers injured during a game between local rivals Estudiantes and Gimnasia.

Estudiantes won that match 3-2.

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"Argentina has a nasty problem with football violence at the moment"
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