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Final Tournament to take place without away fans

Restrictions on visiting supporters in all categories of Argentine football, including the Primera División, will remain in place throughout the first half of 2014 on the recommendation of the Security Council.

This means that the Final Tournament, which kicks off next weekend, will be played in its entirety without away fans present at any games, continuing regulations introduced for the Inicial championship in 2013.

The measure will be confirmed on Wednesday during the next session of the Security Committee on Football, which covers the City of Buenos Aires; but the decision will also be adopted by provincial federations.

The Security Council is made up of representatives from the Security Ministry, the Federal Police, the government of Buenos Aires City, the Public Prosecutor's Ministry and the Argentine Football Association (AFA).

Key to the decision was a comparative report which revealed security problems descended in the previous season, which included a blanket ban on away fans.

In City stadiums, criminal complaints and investigations fell by 63 percent, while the number of arrested was down by 700 percent and cases of injury to police officers reduced by an astonishing 1000 percent.
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