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Euro-2012 - About 31,000 in Moscow watched first day matches

June 09, 2012, 8:04 UTC+3

No incidents were reported, the source said

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MOSCOW, June 9 (Itar-Tass) — About 31,000 fans in fan zones and sport bars in Moscow watched football on the opening day of the European championship, the city police press service reported.

Three fan zones were opened in Moscow, which were visited by 8,500 fans - 3,500 in the All-Russia Exhibition Centre, about 3,000 in Luzhniki and about 2,000 in the Gorky Park, a press service official said.

With sport bars taken into account, about 31,000 people in the city watched Euro-2012 matches.

About 2,000 policemen were on duty to ensure order and security in Moscow. No incidents were reported, the source said.

Russia's team started successfully at the championship. The Russians won the first round match of Group A in Wroclaw (Poland), defeating the Czech team 4:1 (2:0). In the other match of the group in Warsaw, the Poles played in a draw with the Greeks - 1:1.

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