Posted: Friday October 25, 2013 2:08 PM

Brazil club Cruzeiro punished over fan violence

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SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazil's sports tribunal says Brazilian league leader Cruzeiro will have to play one home match away from its stadium because of fan violence involving its supporters.

The tribunal ruled Cruzeiro also has to pay a $15,000 fine after the team's supporters confronted police during the 1-0 loss to rival Atletico Mineiro on Oct. 13 in Belo Horizonte.

Police used tear gas to contain the Cruzeiro supporters and later found homemade explosives among some of the team's fan groups. Television images showed that at least one of the devices was hurdled into the section where Atletico Mineiro supporters were sitting. No injuries were reported.

Cruzeiro said it will appeal.

Vasco da Gama, Corinthians and Palmeiras all have lost home games because of fan confrontations this year.

 
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