ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Dinamo Zagreb has been awarded a 3-0 win over Hajduk Split after Croatia’s biggest soccer derby was scrapped when Hajduk refused to play because some of its fans were banned from a Zagreb stadium.
The Croatian football federation says Dinamo was given the victory because of the “unjustified” move by Hajduk.
Hajduk players boycotted the match because about 60 of their 1,000 traveling fans were blacklisted as troublemakers and were banned from entering the Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb. Referees called off the match 15 minutes after Hajduk players refused to come out of their dressing room.
It was the latest in a series of soccer scandals involving Croatia, including allegations of match-fixing and repeated racist and violent behavior by fans at stadiums at home and abroad.