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V.League clubs fined after flare troubles

Update: September, 13/2019 - 15:34


Flares are set off during the V.League match between Hà Nội FC and Nam Định on Wednesday. — Photo

HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội FC have been ordered to play behind closed doors at Hàng Đẫy Stadium in their last two home matches this season.

No fans will be allowed at the matches against Viettel on Sunday and Quảng Nam on October 6. The national champions have also been fined VNĐ85 million (US$3,700).

It follows trouble at a game on Wednesday against Nam Định when flares were set off in the stands, one hitting a female supporter, objects thrown onto the pitch, and clashes between visiting fans and police, which saw two officers treated in hospital.

“It is systematical fault of the Hàng Đẫy Stadium managers, letting such serious problem happen many times,” said Vũ Xuân Thành, head of Discipline Department of the Việt Nam Football Federation.

“We believe that these are necessary fines to force them tighten their security activities.”

The same punishment was given to Nam Định that were fined and told no travelling supporters can attend the next two away fixtures against Sanna Khánh Hòa on September 21 and Sài Gòn FC on October 19. — VNS


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