October 4, 2022
Albanian police injured in violence ahead of Conference League final

Police in Albania said 19 officers were injured while trying to break up fights between Feyenoord and Roma fans ahead of Wednesday’s Europa Conference League final in Tirana.

“As a result of violence against police from the fans of both teams we have 19 officers injured and one of them is injured with a knife,” said Deputy General Director of Albanian police, Albert Dervishi.

The final is one of the biggest sporting events ever hosted by Albania, with authorities declaring Wednesday a public holiday and closing the main roads in the capital.

With the venue for the final having a capacity of only 21,690, thousands of fans of the Dutch and Italian sides are expected to watch the game in two different fan zones.

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