Riot police at Spain training as hundreds denied
Riot police were called to Spain’s European Championship
training ground Tuesday as hundreds of ticketless fans were denied
access to the defending champions’ practice.
Locals and Spanish fans loitered outside the entrance as a line
of riot police stood guard while ticket holders streamed in to the
session. There were no disturbances.
The 900-seat capacity had been reached to watch the World Cup
champions, who play Ireland on Thursday following a 1-1 draw
against Italy to open Group C.
Local authorities and the Spanish federation distributed the
tickets, which were free. But disorder reigned as fans were given
no information about how to secure entry.
”It’s chaos here,” said Angel de la Serna, a 33-year-old