France’s Interior Ministry has banned away fans from football games in the country, until mid-December following the Paris attacks earlier this month.

The verdict will affect the country’s top two divisions, as well as Champions League and Europa League games.

“The Interior Ministry has issued an order banning away fans for the 15th round of Ligue 1 matches, and the 16th round of matches of Ligue 2, this weekend,” the French League (LFP) said.

“Another order, with the same provisions, will be issued very soon regarding the 16th, 17th, 18th rounds of Ligue 1, the 17th and 18th rounds of Ligue 2, the eighth round of the French Cup, and the Europa League.

“These decisions are justified by the lack of police forces available in a period of the state of emergency and by the organisation of the COP21 (Climate Summit).”

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