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Swedish soccer game called off after fan killed

March 30, 2014

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish soccer league match was called off during the first half Sunday after a man died following fighting among fans before the game.

Police said the 43-year-old Djurgarden fan man was found “seriously injured” about 2:30 p.m. in central Helsingborg in southern Sweden. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

He reportedly had been hit in the head by an object after rival fans started fighting. Swedish media said Djurgarden fans stormed the field after word spread that the man had died.

The game between Helsingborg and Djurgarden was called off in the 41st minute with the score 1-1. This was the opening round of the Swedish league season, which runs from March to November.

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