Thirty-Two ِArrested Following Belgian Fan Clashes

Published May 12th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

 

Belgian police arrested 32 supporters following clashes after the final match of season in which local side Gent lost 3-2 to rivals Westerlo, but nevertheless qualified for the UEFA Cup, the Belga news agency reported. 

Four police officers were injured during the confrontations, which raged until 4 a.m. in the morning leaving a trail of damage in the center of the town. Police using water cannons dispersed fans. 

 

RABARIVONY SLAPPED WITH FOUR-MATCH BAN 

 

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Friday slapped Real Oviedo's French defender Franck Rabarivony with a four-match ban for a head butt against Athletico Madrid's Dutch striker Jimmy Hasselbaink during last Sunday's Spanish league clash. 

The 29-year-old Rabarivony claimed that Hasselbaink was provoking him throughout the game. He has 10 days to appeal the decision, which will keep him out of action for the rest of the season and the beginning of next. 

His contract with Oviedo runs until June 2001 – Madrid (AFP) 

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