Sunday, May 18, 2014

Cypriot soccer match abandoned after player is shot by missile 'fired' from stands: Report

The Cypriot soccer match between AEL Limassol and APOEL Nicosia was abandoned on Saturday after a star player was hit in the head by a missile fired from the crowd.

APOEL defender Kaka was taken to hospital after the missile pierced a thick Plexiglas shield behind the dugout and hit him in the head while he was sitting on the bench at AEL's home ground in Limassol.

The Brazilian star required stitches for two head injuries and was expected to be alright after being taken to the hospital.

A club doctor was also injured, although it was unclear if had been hospitalized.

More than 500 police had been on duty for the clash Limassol’s Tsireion stadium between two sides with a history of crowd-trouble.

Just three points separated the two sides going into Saturday's title decider with AEL knowing that either a win or a draw would be enough to earn their second championship in three years.

The Cyprus Football Association will now determine the outcome of the game, the final match of the season, which was abandoned after 51 minutes.

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