Police use teargas on fans at Cyprus league match

Updated: February 2, 2008, 4:00 PM ET
Reuters

NICOSIA, Feb 2 - Police used teargas to disperse soccer fans after disturbances at a first division fixture in Cyprus on Saturday, witnesses said.

The game between Apollon Limassol and APOEL Nicosia in the coastal city of Limassol was suspended after a disputed penalty was awarded to the visitors in extra time.

The match was abandoned with the score at 2-2 and the referee had to be taken out of the stadium under police escort when fans set fire to facilities in the stadium.

The Cypriot FA's disciplinary committee will decide whether to award the match to APOEL or order it to be replayed.

(Editing by Ken Ferris)

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