Had to be subdued by police - soccer 'fans'

Government presents anti-hooligan law

The government plans more efficient measures against hooligan riots at sports events. A draft for stricter legislation was presented in Stockholm on Thursday. It would enable the police to stop known violators from entering sports arenas.

Hooligan acts are to be punished more severely, with prison terms up to six months. If passed, the law would be effective as of April next year, the beginning of the annual soccer season.

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