The Young Matildas, Australia's women's soccer youth team, lost to their Chinese counterparts 2-1 in an Asian Under-19 Championship tie in Wuhan on Monday night. And if that wasn't enough, there was an all-in brawl after full-time with spectators pelting the Aussies with bottles.
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All Italian football is in limbo after the death of a policeman during a riot at Friday night's Catania v Palermo game.
For a league still recovering from the match-fixing traumas of recent uears, this level of crowd violence sinks its reputation even further.
I have linked to a report from The Guardian. I dare say we'll hear more over the weekend.
La Gazzetta's website has more, in Italian of course.