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Before Austria game: 213 arrests

Vor Osterreich-Spiel: 213 Festnahmen213 Arrests before Germany against Austria © SID-IMAGES/AFP/Nicolas Asfouri

213 mostly German hooligans are temporarily been arrested before the European Championship qualifying match of the DFB Elf against Austria after riots with the police.

Riots are arrested before the European Championship qualifying match of the German football national team against Austria to temporarily Vienna (SID) - 213 mostly German hooligans with the police. A policeman was slightly injured when used. During the game in the Vienna Ernst Happel Stadium, but after the 2: 1-success of the German selection had come there, however, more no further incidents, the Vienna police reported.

The hooligans were displayed because of reported and resistance against the authority of the State. Hundreds of police officers attacked a as the rioters started rioting and burning Fireworks also. Officials closed off then all streets in the local district of Bermuda triangle on the Sweden square in Vienna.

Hundreds of German hooligans had gathered even hours before the match in the city centre. Scene initiate officials from Germany accompanied. In addition, he circled a police helicopter over the city centre. The police carried out checks on persons and also increased the intake controls outside the stadium.

On the evening before the game, it came to some incidents in Vienna. Among other things, German hooligans should have demolished a restaurant and instigated brawls. Here, two fans were been taken temporarily into custody.