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Away Football Fans Banned in France Following Paris Terrorist Attacks

Away Football Fans Banned in France Following Paris Terrorist Attacks

French authorities have taken dramatic steps to try and reduced the possibility of security breaches at Ligue 1 following the terrorist attacks in Paris earlier this month.

League games went ahead in France last weekend without any away fans in attendance, and that ban has now been extended for another fortnight at least.

The government’s Interior Ministry has now extended the ban due to a “lack of police forces available” during the ongoing state of emergency and upcoming climate summit.

A statement from the French league said no away fans would be allowed at Ligue 1 matches last weekend and this weekend.

It added another order would be issued soon applying the same provisions to all top football games in the country until at least the final round of Europa League group-stage matches on 10 December.

And in addition to the domestic clamp down, Monaco have insisted that they would allow no away fans in their ground for the home Europa League tie against Anderlecht tonight.

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