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Chinese football association investigates fan riot

BEIJING (AFP) - China's football association said Friday it was investigating a violent clash between fans of a provincial team and police, the latest bout of unrest to hit the nation's beautiful game.

Fans of Henan province's Jianye football club battled riot police in the provincial capital of Zhengzhou on Wednesday night following their team's 2-0 home defeat to Jiangsu's Shuntian, the official Beijing Times reported.

More than 10 people were injured after fans threw stones at police outside the ground, demanding management fire those responsible. Some burned their tickets and others used fire extinguishers to fight police, the report said.

"The CFA (Chinese Football Association) is now looking into the situation," Dong Hua, a spokesman for the body, told AFP.

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