YEREVAN. – Police detained eight persons following the clashes that occurred Thursday evening between fans, and after the Ararat-Armenia vs. Dudelange football match, the Police of Armenia informed Armenian News-NEWS.am.
These persons were detained on suspicion of hooliganism.
According to police, at about 9:30pm, these individuals had loudly cursed at and punched each other at the Republican Stadium in capital city Yerevan.
These detained, however, did not provide an explanation for their actions.
They were released sometime thereafter.
Police are preparing a report on this incident.
After Ararat-Armenia’s 2-1 win—Thursday evening—over Dudelange (Luxembourg) in their first leg of the final round in the UEFA Europa League qualifiers, a clash occurred between the Armenian fans leaving the aforesaid stadium—and outside the fence.
They beat each other, tore one another’s shirts, and cursed at each other.
Speaking to NEWS.am Sport, the Red Eagles Fan Club members of Armenia, however, denied their involvement in the incident, and said nothing had happened.