Vicious soccer brawl

Dec. 20 - A mass brawl at the end of an Ecuadorian soccer game gets 11 players banned. Eleven players were banned for between two and 12 months for taking part in a vicious brawl at the end of LDU's 1-1 draw at home to Barcelona. Four Barcelona players were injured in the incident on the last day of the season which shocked the country on Sunday (December 17) and overshadowed the title won by El Nacional. The Ecuadorian Football Federation said on its web site that the incident started with a clash between former Ecuador striker Agustin Delgado and his marker Victor Montoya. Montoya denied that he had deliberately kicked Delgado's injured knee.