Nice to play home game behind closed doors

The French football league has ordered Nice to play its home game

against Paris Saint-Germain behind closed doors next weekend.

Nice hooligans invaded the field and attacked Monaco fans at

Stade Louis II stadium during a French league match on Jan. 30. The

LFP said on its Web site Thursday that it made the decision after

consulting with French Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux.

Matches between Nice and PSG have led to violent clashes and

several injuries in recent seasons.

If the match had not been behind closed doors, security

concerns would have been high after recent fan violence between

rival groups of PSG supporters at a home game against Marseille on

Feb. 28 that left one PSG fan in a coma.