Northern Ireland

World Police and Fire Games football match abandoned

A football match at the World Police and Fire Games, involving the PSNI and Marbella police, had to be abandoned after a number of Spanish players were shown red-cards.

The over 35s game turned ugly and was abandoned with 15 minutes to go.

The Spanish team had had two players sent off and the referee was reported to be struggling to keep control.

Games' organisers said it was called off because of "continued inappropriate behaviour" by the Marbella team.

It was one of 19 different events which took place on Day 5 of the games, including the boxing tournament which started at the Ulster Hall.

Tuesday will be the busiest day of the games so far with 31 different events, including the Ultimate fire-fighter contest on Titanic slipways in Belfast and beach-volleyball in Portrush.

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