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Euro qualifier halted after Russia goalkeeper gets hit with a flare
March 27, 2015
Seconds after the start of Montenegro’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Russia, goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was hit in the back by a flare thrown from the stands. The Russian keeper was carted off and the match was suspended.
Here’s a view from the stands:
About 40 minutes, with the flare thrower reportedly arrested and Akinfeev still receiving treatment, the match resumed with the new goal of making it a full minute without a player getting hit by a flare.
A second crowd disturbance in the 67th minute prompted the match to be abandoned.