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Hundreds of South African soccer fans riot violently at game

Hundreds of South African soccer fans disgruntled at the performance of their team rioted violently at a game on Saturday night, viciously assaulting at least one security guard on the field, attacking others with chairs, setting parts of the stadium on fire and causing extensive damage.

They were shocking scenes in a country that hosted the World Cup and prides itself on having the best-run soccer league in Africa.

Police said Sunday that two people had been arrested and more arrests were imminent following the mayhem at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in the east coast city of Durban. It followed a 2-0 defeat for Kaizer Chiefs, arguably South Africa's biggest club, in the semifinals of the Nedbank Cup competition.


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