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Coronavirus: Ligue 1 matches limited to 1,000 fans

  • French authorities will restrict Ligue 1 games to just 1,000 fans, or have them played behind closed doors, until at least April 15.
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Modified 09 Mar 2020, 18:28 IST
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Barriers outside Parc des Princes aimed at stopping contact between fans and players

Ligue 1 matches will be played behind closed doors or see fan numbers restricted to 1,000 as part of measures to control the spread of the coronavirus.

Minister for sport Roxana Maracineanu confirmed the decision after chairing a meeting on Monday to discuss plans to combat the outbreak.

Paris Saint-Germain's game against Strasbourg on Saturday was postponed due to the virus, while their Champions League last-16 second leg at home to Borussia Dortmund will be played behind closed doors following guidance from police.

PSG's Ligue 1 matches against Nice and Marseille, as well as the Coupe de la Ligue final with Lyon on April 4, will all be affected.

Published 09 Mar 2020, 18:28 IST
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