17 November 2008 – Dark days for uruguayan football

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Uruguayan football is living through dark days once again. Following a massive brawl among 300 “fans” at the end of a First Division Professional League match between Danubio and Nacional in Montevideo, the Asociación Uruguaya de Fútbol (Uruguayan Football Association) has cancelled all matches until further notice. In 2006, matches were suspended for several weeks after a fan was stabbed and killed at a game. First Division matches are played in tiny venues that sometimes have room for only 1,000 or 2,000 spectators. Some of the country’s stadiums would not even be large enough for amateur matches in Europe.