Kick-off for Nice-Cologne in the Europa League Conference set for 7:40 p.m.

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Kick-off for Nice-Cologne in the Europa League Conference set for 7:40 p.m.

Postponed due to serious incidents in the stands of the Allianz Riviera between German and Nice supporters, the kick-off for Nice-FC Cologne in the Europa League Conference, initially scheduled for 6.45 p.m., has been set for 7.40 p.m., announced the stadium announcer. “At the slightest incident, the match will be stopped”he specified.

The incidents began when several hundred hooded supporters of Cologne, out of the 7,800 present in the Ray tribune, invaded the presidential tribune, or Ségurane tribune, to go to battle with the Nice supporters, who were installed in the popular southern tribune.

According to the prefecture, eleven people were injured in these violent clashes on both sides, including a Cologne supporter who fell 5 meters in the stands and was hospitalized. “in absolute urgency”we learned from the prefecture.

“Calm has now returned”, said Benoît Huber, director of the prefect’s cabinet, reached by telephone by AFP. After a German-language announcement asking Cologne fans to calm down, Nice captain, Brazilian Dante, took the microphone to speak to the Nice fans: “We all know you had nothing to do with it, launched the Aiglons player. I count on you and the organization to be able to play this match. I count on you and your support. »

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