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French rivals earn stadium bans

May 8, 2013
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent
Bastia and Ajaccio have been ordered to play both their Corsican derbies next season behind closed doors and at a neutral venue after trouble flared on and off the pitch when the pair met each other this term.

Bastia announced the unprecedented decision of the LFP's Disciplinary Commission on its official Twitter feed.

The sanction comes following the bad-tempered meeting between the neighbours in Bastia on March 2. While Ajaccio's Mathieu Chalme was sent off for a second bookable ...

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