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England fans attacked in Ukraine

ESPN staff
September 9, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »

Three England supporters have been taken to hospital in Kiev after an alleged attack ahead of Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Ukraine.

Local reports suggest a group of travelling fans were targeted in a coffee shop by around 30 hooded Ukrainians armed with knives.

A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "We are aware of incidents in Kiev involving British nationals. We are providing consular assistance."

The two sides also met at Euro 2012, a tournament which Ukraine co-hosted, but there were no reports of trouble.

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