The police didn't record any problems following the World Cup qualifier between Slovakia and Slovenia at Bratislava's Tehelné Pole stadium on Saturday evening, TASR was told by Bratislava Police Directorate spokesman František Peczar on Sunday, October 11. On Saturday afternoon, Slovak police officers arrested ten Slovenian football fans who had smashed up a reception area in one of Bratislava's hotels, causing damage estimated at €3,300.
“They were taken to a police station. Some of them were kept in custody. Interrogations are taking place in order to clarify the matter,” Peczar said on Saturday, adding that the police have begun a criminal investigation into alleged rowdiness and destruction of property. Peczar announced that the police will release further information on the case later.
Peczár also said that around 320-350 police officers were deployed in Bratislava for the match itself which was viewed by the police as involving some risks.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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