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Argentina referees vow to strike after referee attacked in fourth division

Argentina's union of referees has threatened to go on strike to protest the brutal attack on an official by angry fans on Sunday.

Players and a section of fans of fourth-division Argentine side Sarmiento de Ayacucho attacked referee Claudio Elichiri during a semifinal promotion playoff against Sansinena on Sunday.

A group of supporters stormed the field after Elichiri did not award a foul for the home side. Sansinena scored immediately afterward to go 2-1 up in the second leg and 4-2 on aggregate.


2 police critically injured in Argentine violence

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- An Argentine football stadium has been closed until the end of the year after stampeding fans injured 26 police -- two critically -- during a fourth-division match.

Hugo Matzkin, head of the Buenos Aires provincial police, said the violence flared when 200 fans without tickets forced their way into the Laferre stadium, west of the city. He said one of the police officers was "battling to stay alive."

Monday night's game between Laferrere and Dock Sud was stopped in the...