Argentine first-division match suspended


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -An Argentine first-division match was suspended Wednesday after explosive devices were thrown near players on the field.

Belgrano was winning the game against Independiente 1-0 before the game was suspended after the end of the first half.

The devices seemed to be thrown from the Independiente fan section in a match that was played at Independiente's stadium in Buenos Aires.

Referee Saul Laverni said it was "impossible to continue" without the threat of injuries. No injuries were immediately reported.

Almost every football match in Argentina is marred by some violence, which the clubs, police and the Argentine Football Association say they are powerless to stop. The AFA says is it simply an outgrowth of street violence in the South American country.

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