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Spartak to play 2 games behind closed doors following fan violence and display of Nazi flag
MOSCOW - The Russian football federation has ordered Spartak Moscow to play its next two home league matches behind closed doors following fan violence and the display of a swastika flag at a Russia Cup game this week.
The club was also fined 600,000 rubles ($18,500).
The Russia Cup game at Shinnik Yaroslavl was halted for about 30 minutes because of clashes that started in the visitors' stand. Police broke up the unrest with water cannons and arrested 78 people.
Shinnik, a second-tier club, has been ordered to play its next three home matches without spectators and fined 500,000 rubles for failure to ensure security.
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