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Britons Lose; Riot Police Ready

June 15, 1988|Associated Press

DUESSELDORF, West Germany — Marco Van Basten scored three goals today as the Netherlands beat England 3-1 at the European soccer championships, virtually eliminating the Britons. Although there was no violence in the stadium, riot police prepared for possible trouble in downtown Duesseldorf tonight. Tuesday night rowdy British fans rioted downtown, and 200 were arrested during fights at the train station.

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