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Corinthians to play behind closed doors after fan's death

February 22, 2013 15:19 IST

Reigning Libertadores Cup champions Corinthians have been ordered to play their upcoming home matches in the tournament behind closed doors, after their fans were accused of killing a young Bolivian supporter with a thrown firework, Brazilian media reported late on Thursday night.

Bolivian police have opened an investigation after the 14-year-old was killed during San Jose's match against the Brazilian side on Wednesday.

Members of Bolivia's police are seen amid Brazil's Corinthians fansReigning Libertadores Cup champions Corinthians have been ordered to play their upcoming home matches in the tournament behind closed doors, after their fans were accused of killing a young Bolivian supporter with a thrown firework, Brazilian media reported late on Thursday night.

Bolivian police have opened an investigation after the 14-year-old was killed during San Jose's match against the Brazilian side on Wednesday.

Photograph: Daniel Rodrigo/Reuters

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