Riots end Dinamo friendly match
SARAJEVO, Feb 9 (Reuters) - A friendly encounter between Croatian rivals Dinamo Zagreb and Hajduk Split was abandoned during the first half after rioting fans hurled knives, stones and bottles on to the pitch.
Five policeman and four fans were injured during clashes before and during Sunday's game, which was part of a tournament being staged in Bosnia's southern town of Siroki Brijeg.
Police fired warning shots into the air earlier in the day as they tried to stop fans fighting, local media reported.
The game ended after 37 minutes when Dinamo's players, leading 1-0 but without midfielder Edin Mujcin who had been sent off for dissent, were ordered off by the club's deputy director Zdravko Mamic.
Mamic said the situation had become 'intolerable and there was no point in continuing after a big knife was thrown onto the pitch'.
Hajduk and Dinamo are first and second in Croatia's premier league. The clubs' supporters have a long history of bitter, violent rivalry. A police spokesman said that 25 people had been arrested for fighting before the game, the Vecernji List BiH daily newspaper reported.