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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, April 15, 2010

Soccer: Fan of Serbian soccer club shot during brawl

Associated Press

BELGRADE, Serbia Serbian police say a fan of soccer club Red Star Belgrade has been shot and seriously wounded in a brawl during a match against a rival club.

Police say 21-year-old Igor Vrelic was shot in the abdomen during a local match between Red Star and OFK Beograd late Wednesday.

The incident did not interrupt the game, which Red Star later won.

Doctors said Thursday that Vrelic is in stable condition after undergoing surgery.

Serbia is experiencing a surge in fan violence. Last September, extremists fatally beat a French Toulouse fan ahead of a Europa League match in Belgrade.