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A 15-year-old from Berlin has been critically injured in a brawl at an international youth football tournament in Frankfurt am Main. As the police and the public prosecutor's office jointly announced on Tuesday, there was a brawl between players of a French and a Berlin team on Whit Sunday after the final whistle of a game on the sports field in the Eckenheim district. A 16-year-old player of the French football team is said to have hit the young man from Berlin against the head or neck.

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The 15-year-old then collapsed and had to be resuscitated. In the hospital, the most serious life-threatening brain injuries were found. The alleged perpetrator was reportedly arrested. The 16-year-old was remanded in custody on Monday. The police are now looking for witnesses.

Earlier, several media outlets reported on the incident.