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Peace scenes outside Warsaw stadium
Posted Thursday, June 14, 2012 by SNTV


Poland and Russia fans gave reaction to their teams 1-1 draw in Group A of Euro 2012 on Tuesday.


Russia and Poland fans left the Warsaw stadium on Tuesday after watching their teams draw 1-1 in the European Championship.

The Polish fans seemed happy with the result, their second draw in a row in Group A.

SOUNDBITE: (English) Patrik Cicahon, Poland fan from Szczecin:

"The Russian guys are really good, so I think that 1-1 is okay for us."

However the match was tainted by violence earlier in the day as the two sets of supporters clashed on their way to the stadium.

At least 10 people were injured in the fighting.

SOUNDBITE: (English) Patrik Cicahon, Poland fan from Szczecin:

"I don't know who started (the fighting) - the Russian guys or Polish. But it's not good that there's violence - I think everything should be in respect and peace."

Whilst Poland fans were celebrating the draw, many Russia fans were left disappointed.

They were expecting a victory following their opening match, which saw them comfortably defeat the Czech Republic.

SOUNDBITE (English) Leo Melnikov, Russia fan from Vladivostok:

"I am a little bit disappointed, because of the first game I was feeling like Russia was going to beat everybody. They were playing really good, so I was expecting like a 3-1 or 4-1 against Poland, but it didn't happen. But it's okay, we're still in first place."

The 1-1 result leaves Russia at the top of Group A, but all four teams still have a chance to qualify for the quarter-finals.

    Rank Team W/D/L Pts

    Cities & Stadiums

    The Top 3 Teams of Previous Tournaments

    Year Winners Runner-up Third place
    2008SpainGermanyRussia / Turkey
    2004GreecePortugalNetherlands / Czech Republic
    2000FranceItalyNetherlands / Portugal
    1996GermanyCzech RepublicFrance / England
    1992DenmarkGermanyNetherlands / Sweden
    1988NetherlandsSoviet UnionItaly / West Germany
    1984FranceSpainDenmark / Portugal
    1980West GermanyBelgiumCzechoslovakia
    1976CzechoslovakiaWest GermanyNetherlands
    1972West GermanySoviet UnionBelgium
    1964SpainSoviet UnionHungary
    1960Soviet UnionYugoslaviaCzechoslovakia