Hungary and Romania draw in European 2016 qualifier

Romania's Ovidiu Hoban vies for the ball with Hungary's Adam Szalai during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Hungary and Romania in Budapest.

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BUDAPEST

Hungary – Hungary and Romania played to a 0-0 draw Friday in a European Championship qualifier as rival fans clashed before the game, with police using tear gas and water cannon.

On the pitch, four Romanians and three Hungarians were given yellow cards in a match full of fouls. Also in Group F, Northern Ireland defeated the Faroe Islands 3-1 and can now directly qualify for Euro 2016 if it beats Hungary on Monday.

Northern Ireland leads the group with 16 points, one ahead of Romania and four clear of Hungary, with three matches left. Finland beat host Greece 1-0 in the group’s other match.