Slain fan’s funeral to be held Friday

A makeshift shrine at is seen the location where 29-year-old Michalis Katsouris was killed in clashes between rival soccer club supporters, in Athens, on Tuesday. [Thanassis Stavrakis/AP]

The funeral of Michalis Katsouris, the 29-year-old Greek fan who was fatally stabbed outside AEK Athens' stadium Monday during fan violence, leading to the cancellation of a Champions League qualifier against Dinamo Zagreb, is scheduled for Friday at 5 p.m.

Nearly 100 Croatian soccer fans appeared in an Athens court Wednesday to answer criminal charges that include murder and membership of a criminal organization over their alleged involvement in the events.

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