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Conflict between local authorities and fans led to 72 arrests when Estonia hosted Serbia in the Euro 2012 qualifiers...

Clashes between police and fans during the Euro 2012 qualifier between Estonia and Serbia resulted in security forces detaining 72 supporters, according to a report by

It was estimated that 700 Serbian fans attended the match in Tallinn, a number of which were the Russian-speaking local residents, and the problems began when the Serbian section of the stadium hoisted a banner reading 'Freedom or Death'.

The reaction to the incidents that followed is still being considered, but Serbia's recent record of fan trouble will not help their cause, after the outrage in Italy last year when the national team were forced to forfeit the match.

Estonia levelled the game at 1-1 late on to deny Serbia all three points in Group C, keeping the hosts one point behind their opponents with a game in hand.

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