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Sporting Lisbon Match Postponed Due To Police Shortage | Football News

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Portuguese league leaders Sporting Lisbon’s match at Famalicao was postponed on Saturday due to a lack of police officers, on sick leave as part of a protest demanding better pay. Authorities said the game would not take place because of insufficient safety at the Estadio Municipal 22 de Junho in northern Portugal. Thousands of police officers in the country have protested in recent days demanding higher wages.

Police and the Portuguese league said incidents between opposing sets of supporters took place near the ground. A new date for the fixture has yet to be announced.

Sporting lead second-placed Benfica in the table by one point after 19 rounds of the season.

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