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<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000025" title="Russia" href="/topic/international/russia-PLGEO00000025.topic">Russian</a> soccer fans light flares during a fourth round Russia Cup match between Dinamo <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100602011368" title="Moscow (Russia)" href="/topic/international/russia/moscow-%28russia%29-PLGEO100100602011368.topic">Moscow</a> and Torpedo Moscow at the Eduard Streltsov Stadium in Moscow, on September 26, 2012. The 2018 <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="15073018" title="FIFA World Cup" href="/topic/sports/soccer/fifa-world-cup-15073018.topic">World Cup</a> hosts Russia were grappling today with a new football hooliganism scandal after the unruly behaviour of fans who threw fireworks on the pitch forced the abandonment of a top-flight cup match.

( AFP/Getty Images / September 27, 2012 )

Russian soccer fans light flares during a fourth round Russia Cup match between Dinamo Moscow and Torpedo Moscow at the Eduard Streltsov Stadium in Moscow, on September 26, 2012. The 2018 World Cup hosts Russia were grappling today with a new football hooliganism scandal after the unruly behaviour of fans who threw fireworks on the pitch forced the abandonment of a top-flight cup match.

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