The Yugoslav and Bosnian national soccer teams recently played a match in Sarajevo, the city besieged by Yugoslav-backed Serb forces during the war. "Though the match -- won by Yugoslavia, 2-0 -- was relatively peaceful, the experience of the war permeated the event," the Los Angeles Times reported. "Fans shouted the names of wartime leaders, waved the wartime flags and shouted religious slogans. Still, the deadly potency of such language seemed truly diminished. 'This is finally just football now; the war is over,' said Vahidin Hodzic, 29, a Bosnian Muslim veteran of the war." However, "eight people were arrested and 25 were hurt in clashes between Bosnian fans and police after the match," Associated Press reported. Supporters of the Yugoslav team chanted Karadzic's name, inflaming anger among the Bosnian crowd. Police protected Serb fans as they left the stadium, but some Bosnian fans then attacked the officers, Sarajevo police told AP.
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