Riot forces Guimares stadium closure

February 2, 2004
LISBON, Feb 2 (Reuters) - A seat-throwing melee at a Portuguese stadium where a player died a week earlier prompted the premier league on Monday to bar soccer matches there for 30 days. Security at Guimaraes stadium, one of 10 venues for the European Championship which starts in June, had to be improved quickly before the tournament, the Portuguese Professional Soccer League said in a statement.

'If this route is not turned around quickly, all will be lost,' it said.

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