5 Poles convicted after football clashes in Greece

Court officials in Greece say five Polish men have been

convicted of public order offenses after clashes broke out at a

Europa League match between Aris and Jagiellonia Bialystok.

Four of the Polish fans were released Friday after their

sentences were suspended, while the fifth received a 29-month jail

sentence for assault and other offenses.

Clashes between rival fans occurred outside the Harilaou Stadium

on Thursday, while Polish fans also clashed with police inside the

stadium at halftime.

Aris advanced 4-3 on aggregate after Thursday’s match ended in a

2-2 draw.