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Rival soccer fans brawl at Las Vegas match

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LAS VEGAS (AP)

Authorities say brawling broke out among rival soccer fans at a Las Vegas match and dozens of police responded.

Las Vegas police spokesman Bill Cassell says tension began building Wednesday evening when fans from two rival Mexican soccer teams - Chivas Guadalajara and Club America - arrived at the stadium by bus.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that clashes involving dozens of fans began at that point and then again after the match.

Roughly 40 officers from Las Vegas police initially responded. But when the crowd began throwing rocks and bottles, and additional forces were summoned. Cassell says an additional 80 officers from Las Vegas and other communities responded.

The paper reported that the match ended with a Chivas 1-0 win, and fans again began to cause trouble, running onto the field and resuming the fight as police worked to quell the chaos.

Cassell says no one was arrested and no officers were injured. The newspaper says six fans were hurt.

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