French govt bans Dinamo Zagreb from PSG game


PARIS (AP) -The French Interior Ministry has issued a decree banning Dinamo Zagreb fans from attending Tuesday's Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain amid hooliganism concerns.

The Interior Minstry said Sunday that around "150 to 200 violent supporters, known as Bad Blue Boys" were intent on coming to Paris.

The decision comes after PSG did not provide club travel for its supporters in Zagreb two weeks ago after consulting with UEFA.

PSG warned Croatian authorities that around 100 PSG hooligans were thought to be traveling. Border police stopped 80 from crossing into Croatia from Slovenia with cars they had rented from Italy.

Hooliganism has been rife among a section of hardcore PSG supporters since 1985, until a massive crackdown by the club following the deaths of two supporters in 2006 and 2010.

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