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Russia Soccer League Calls Meeting To Discuss Fan Violence

Zenit St. Petersbeurg goalkeeper Anton Shunin goalkeeper suffered a cornea burn after a firework exploded near him at Dynamo Moscow's stadium on December 17.
Zenit St. Petersbeurg goalkeeper Anton Shunin goalkeeper suffered a cornea burn after a firework exploded near him at Dynamo Moscow's stadium on December 17.
The Russian Premier League says it will hold an extraordinary general meeting on November 20 to discuss violence at a recent soccer match between Dynamo Moscow and Zenit St. Petersburg.

The match at Moscow's Khimki Arena was abandoned in the 37th minute on November 17 after fireworks hurled onto the pitch from the Zenit fans' section exploded near Dynamo goalkeeper Anton Shunin.

Shunin, who suffered a cornea burn, was released from hospital November 18 and told to continue medical treatment at his home.

Moscow police said they have video footage of a young female Zenit fan throwing the firework and they are searching for her.

Police arrested 92 people after the match was abandoned, including three females. But the suspect was not among those detained.

Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS, Russia Today, and http://rus.rfpl.org

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