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246 BRITISH SOCCER FANS ARRESTED IN ITALY

Riot police arrested 246 British soccer fans Tuesday after running street battles in Rimini between supporters of the English and Italian teams competing in the World Cup.

Twenty supporters of both sides, several other nationalities and two police officers were taken to hospital for treatment of cuts and bruises and other injuries. All were released later.The England fans were to appear before magistrates and expected to be expelled from Italy hours before England was to play its World Cup second-round, knock-out match against Belgium in Bologna.