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Football: Roma face partial stadium closure after anti-Napoli chants

Published on Feb 6, 2014 10:54 PM

ROME (REUTERS) - Roma will have two sections of their Stadio Olimpico closed for the next two home Serie A matches after fans aimed "territorially discriminatory" chants towards Napoli supporters during Wednesday's Italian Cup clash.

"Roma will be punished with a fine of 50,000 euros (S$85,800)and ordered to play one match with the Curva Sud and Curva Nord without fans, and also ending the suspension of the penalty established on Oct 21," the league said in a statement on Thursday.

A one-game ban was handed out for chants during Roma's 3-2 semi-final first-leg win over Napoli on Wednesday, while a further suspension was added following a suspended punishment for similar chants during a league match earlier in the season.

Roma fans in both sections of the ground were heard chanting "Vesuvius, wash them (with) fire" towards opposition supporters.

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