Oct 30, 2001, 12:01 AM
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jail to taken hooligans soccer 80 kilometers 45 Karaj, of city the in court A -- IRNA 30, Oct Karaj, connection in prison to people 80 sentenced Tuesday Tehran, of west the of thrashing Iran's after celebrations wild Thursday last with .playoff Cup World a in Emirates Arab United between aged jailed, those that said Asgharzadeh Hossein Judge and property public vandalizing of guilty found been had 40, and 15 .city the in disorder and riots causing the of end the until jail in remain will said, he prisoners, The .matches qualifying Cup World zone Asia diminutive against defeat a from back bounced Thursday on Iran triggering Stadium, Azadi Tehran at 1-0 UAE beat and Bahrain .cities other several and Tehran in celebrations much-expected had who those of arrests police several reported however, Press, .property public vandalized and buildings state attacked after celebrations wild denounced Khatami Mohammad President in be should sentiments of expression the" saying events, soccer and youth Iranian the of culture and dignity the with accordance ".citizens other among indignation and problems cause not should Bahrain, to defeat shock 3-1 Iran's after came all of Worst automatic an for bid powerhouse's soccer Asian blocked which .Cup World 2001 the for qualifying and Tehran in streets the to taken had protestors angry said Press and buildings state of windows smashing cities, other several .property public vandalizing of rumors by triggered been had riots the that said press Some to told been had which team national the by debacle intentional an following celebrations wild of repeat a avoid to game the throw .earlier week a Iraq against victory Iran's authorities sports by out ruled been have however, rumors, Such "overall" the defended even has Khatami Mohammad President and .team national the of performance the on exploit who" those on riots the blamed have Authorities toughen to vowed have officials judiciary and "people the of joy .instigators the against punishments BH/RR End