Argentine Hooligans Deported from World Cup

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    JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 12: Gabriel Heinze #6 of Argentina scores the opening goal during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group B match between Argentina and Nigeria at Ellis Park Stadium on June 12, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    South African police say they have picked up more Argentine hooligans in a raid at the place where they were staying Wednesday morning, and that 17 of the 165 people on the premises will be deported.

    Police say they have been monitoring the "barras bravas" and observed some of them trying to get into World Cup matches without tickets. They say the hooligans "have also behaved in a disorderly fashion on a number of occasions, roughing other fans up and generally causing trouble."

    Police say 17 of the men have been handed over to the National Immigration Branch of the Department of Home Affairs for deportation. Police also say another five Argentines they have been monitoring left the country voluntarily Wednesday morning.