South African police: 11th Argentine hooligan held

South African police: 11th Argentine hooligan held

Published Jun. 9, 2010 9:23 a.m. ET

South African police say an 11th Argentine football hooligan is being held at Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo airport after being prevented from entering the country for the World Cup.

Police said Wednesday the man was an ``identified'' troublemaker and had arrived on a flight from Brazil on Tuesday. The hooligan, who was not named, was in airport holding facilities and was set to be deported later Wednesday.

Ten known hooligans from Argentina have already been deported from South Africa after traveling for the tournament.

The Argentine embassy also said two other men, Armando Travacio and Daniel Aguilera, were stopped after flying in from Angola. Embassy attache Adrian Vernis said it had not been told why the two were being held.