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UEFA open Montenegro-Russia probe

(AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)

MOSCOW (AP) UEFA said Monday it has opened disciplinary proceedings against Montenegro and Russia after a European championship qualifier between the teams was abandoned Friday due to crowd violence.

The game was called off at 0-0 on 67 minutes after Russian player Dmitry Kombarov was hit by an object thrown from the stands and spectators from both sides clashed.

Earlier, the game had been suspended for 30 minutes when a flare hit Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev in the head, leaving him in need of hospital treatment.

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