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Controversial game to finish in empty stadium

Published fredag 12 april 2013 kl 18.55
The injured Gbenga Arokoyo, Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/Scanpix

The Swedish top division soccer football game between Stockholm’s Djurgarden and Mjällby will be replayed in an empty stadium from the point when it was abandoned on Monday, the Swedish Football Association has decided.

In a statement Friday, the association said “the game would be replayed "from the time ... when the game was abandoned. This will be done without spectators".

Referee Tobias Matsson stopped the match after 37 minutes when Mjallby's Gbenga Arokoyo was hit by an object thrown by Djurgarden fans who were unhappy after a contentious goal was allowed.

When the match was stopped, Mjällby led 1-0.

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