Dynamo Dresden’s German Cup ban overturned

The German Football Federation has overturned second-division

side Dynamo Dresden’s ban from the German Cup next season because

of fan violence.

Dresden’s ban was reduced on appeal to a fine of ?100,000

($132,400).

The club must also play its league game at home to Ingolstadt on

March 11 in an empty stadium, and its fans have been banned from

the game at Eintracht Frankfurt five days later.

Dresden supporters clashed with police and rival fans in

November at the second-round cup match at Borussia Dortmund on Oct.

25. The match was briefly halted several times when the fans threw

firecrackers and flares onto the field.

Police arrested 15 people and Dortmund said around ?150,000

($198,500) worth of damage was caused.