Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

AFRICA NEWS

Ebola: Mali's first case dies

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Queen Elizabeth tweets

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The world this week - October 24 2014 (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The world this week - October 24 2014

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Art rocks and shocks Paris

Read more

#TECH 24

Samsung's Gear VR Reviewed

Read more

#TECH 24

How to become a Cyborg

Read more

ENCORE!

Paris rediscovers Picasso

Read more

#THE 51%

Should freezing your eggs be a company benefit?

Read more

44 police injured in French football clashes

© AFP | Police keep fans away before the French Ligue 1 match Bastia vs Marseille, at the Armand Cesari stadium in Bastia, on Corsica island, on August 9, 2014Police keep fans away before the French Ligue 1 match Bastia vs Marseille, at the Armand Cesari stadium in Bastia, on Corsica island, on August 9, 2014

Fourty-four French riot and para-military police officers were injured when clashes broke out after a football match between Marseille and Bastia, the interior ministry said on Sunday.

In a statement the ministry said 10 members of the CRS riot police and 34 gendarmes were injured when violence broke out at the stadium on the island of Corsica "before and after" the Ligue 1 match, which ended in a draw on Saturday night.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve called for "an end to this violent behaviour, especially towards security forces who must be respected."

It was unclear what prompted the clashes.

In April the Upper Corsican municipality banned supporters of neighbouring club AC Ajaccio from going to Furiani stadium for a match against Bastia.