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Japan fans separated at China Asiad match

Japanese and Chinese spectators will be separated at an Asian Games football group match in Guangzhou Monday amid a simmering diplomatic row and a history of bitter rivalry between fans.

Cameras, banners and bottles containing any liquid will be also banned at the match to prevent any "untoward situation" as part of measures enforced by security authorities, the Japanese consulate-general in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou said on its website.

"Please refrain from heckling opponent players and supporters, insulting the opposite country or cheering in any other unfriendly manner as it is dangerous," it added in a notice to Japanese visitors.

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GJ234408d ago

Didnt think that the Japanese were into football riots. Seems like security over reacted