Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev struck in head by flare shot from stands

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Friday, March 27, 2015
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Medics transport Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev after was hit by a flare thrown from the stands during the Euro 2016 Group G qualifying soccer match between Montenegro and Russia
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A Russian goalkeeper was pulled from a soccer match and taken to the hospital after he was struck in the head by a flare fired by someone from the stands, according to an ESPN report.

Igor Akinfeev was placed on a stretcher and carted off the field after the incident, the report stated.

According to the Associate Press, he was playing in the European Championship qualifier game between Montenegro and Russia in Podgorica, Montenegro.

A post on Vine shows the incident

Read more about the incident on ESPN's website.