World Cup: One Killed In Fight Between Argentine Fans in Bhola

A youth, who was injured in a clash between two groups of Argentina football team supporters in Bhola Saddar upazila late last night, died.
Map of Bhola town
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An eight-year-old fan was killed and murdered during a clash between Argentine fans in Bhola SaUpazila dar two days ago. 

The deceased identified as Md Hridoy from Dhania union from the Upazila together with other hostages such as Abdulla, Mohiuddin, Liton, Sahabuddin, Md Ashiq and Talha were rushed to the hospital for treatment and are undergoing treatment at Bhola Sadar Hospital. 

According to reports, a fight between some supporters of Argentina erupted in the Dhaniya union over a food party surrounding Argentina’s match against Australia.

Supporters of the Latin American team again got into a brawl over the issue around 11 pm on Tuesday, leaving eight people injured.

Of them, Hridoy was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. He succumbed to his injuries early Wednesday.

Md Shaheen Fakir, officer-in-charge of Bhola Police Station, said they arrested two people over the incident on Wednesday and efforts are on to arrest others.

Bangladesh is known as a cricket-loving nation, but a passion for the Argentina and Brazil football teams sweeps the country ahead of and during the World Cup. The flags of Argentina and Brazil fly everywhere.

The World Cup is now taking a small break after non-stop football for the past two weeks. There will be two days of rest before the quarterfinals starting today.

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