An Argentina's fan waits for the start of the World Cup Group D soccer match between Argentina and Croatia at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, June 21, 2018

Argentina Asks Russia to Deport Football Fans 'Who Brutally Beat Croatian'

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MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Argentina’s Security Minister Patricia Bulrich asked Russia on Friday to deport Argentine football fans filmed attacking a Croatian after their team suffered a World Cup defeat.

"Elia, Pardo, Eslejer and Catalan are the four hooligans identified in the video who brutally beat a Croatian citizen. We ask Russian authorities to detain and deport them," she wrote on Twitter.

READ MORE: Argentine Fans Thrash Croatians After 0-3 Loss in World Cup Match (VIDEO)

The video circulated on social media showed Argentine fans punching and kicking a man in Croatian team colors after their teams squared off in Nizhny Novgorod on Thursday. Argentine lost 0 to 3.

A spokesperson for Russia 2018 organizing committee told Sputnik that seven Argentinians faced administrative charges and would have their football fan passports voided.


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