Violence: Home Games Only

Home Games Only

English soccer teams were under virtual quarantine last week in the wake of the Brussels rampage by Liverpool fans that left 38 dead, most of them Italian followers of Juventus, a team from Turin. First the Union of European Football Associations banned all English clubs from playing in European championship tournaments for "an indefinite period." Then the International Football Federation excluded English professional teams from international competition. England's national team was exempted, however, enabling it to remain in World Cup competition. English soccer officials called the global ban excessive.

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher announced her own plans to curb soccer...

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