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England fans 'attacked' in Kiev

A group of England football supporters have been injured in an alleged attack ahead of the World Cup qualifier in Ukraine. Around 30 Ukrainians armed with knives reportedly set upon the fans in a coffee shop.

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Police call for calm after attack on England fans

British police have called on England fans travelling to Ukraine not to seek revenge for an attack that left three supporters requiring treatment in a Kiev hospital last night.

Thirty hooded Ukrainians - armed with knives - attacked fans in a shop in the Ukrainian capital on Sunday night.

Around 2,000 England fans are expected to attend the vital qualifier which could determine whether the national side qualify for next year's finals in Brazil.

Rachel Barber, head of the UK police delegation in Ukraine, said: "We are aware of what happened last night and we will be going round most of the major bars, including this particular one, to make sure there are no problems.

"We would urge supporters to enjoy themselves but to do so without upsetting anybody."

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