RIGA - Latvian police are hopeful that the upcoming Latvian-Russian soccer match, scheduled for Aug. 17 in Riga, will proceed without the destructive and violent incidents seen during the St. Petersburg game earlier this summer. Latvian soccer fans, officials said, are calmer and more disciplined than their Russian counterparts. At the same time, Aivars Grigulis, head of the public order maintenance department, said that police have put an extra focus on game security, since nobody can guarantee a completely peaceful crowd."We will do everything to prevent incidents similar to those which w...
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