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The Italian Football League has rejected an appeal by Como too have their four-mtahc stadium ban overturned.

The Lega stuck upheld their decision to close the Sinigaglia stadium after crowd trouble forced the referee to abandon theSerie A match encounter Como and Udinese on 18 December.

The home crowd threw a barrage of missiles onto the pitch when referee Massimiliano Saccani awarded Udines their third penalty of the match. Saccanni took the players off the pitch and, when order had been been restored, tried to restart the game, only to be forced back to the dressing rooms by another wave of mmissiles.

Bottom-of-the-table Como will play their four matches at Reggina’s Giglio stadium, commencing on Sunday with the visit of fellow strugglers Atalanta. The three other fixtures to be played there will be against Roma, Parma and Juventus.

The League also upheld their decision to award Udinese a 2-0 victory, leaing Como rooted to the foot of the table without a league win all season.

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