Russia demands win after abandoned match

(AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)

MOSCOW (AP) Russia has demanded to be awarded a victory after its European championship qualifier against Montenegro was abandoned due to attacks on Russian players.

The match in Podgorica, Montenegro, was abandoned at 0-0 on 67 minutes on Friday after Russia's Dmitry Kombarov was hit by an object, sparking a brawl between players.

The game had previously been suspended in the first minute when goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was was struck in the head by a flare, requiring hospital treatment.

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