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Albanian man, 27, dies after knife attack

A 27-year-old Albanian man died late on Sunday after being stabbed by a 36-year-old compatriot during a brawl in the area of Spata, near Athens International Airport, police said on Monday.

According to authorities, the brawl erupted following an argument over a game of five-a-side soccer between the men, who are believed to have been friends.

The 36-year-old is alleged to have pulled out a knife and stabbed the younger man in the chest and sides before fleeing in his car.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where he died a few hours later.

The suspect remained at large on Monday night.