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The Spanish Football Association have imposed a minimum four-game stadium ban on Sevilla following incidents in Sunday’s derby against Real Betis, including one in which a supporter jumped on the back of Betis goalkeeper Toni Prats.

After a meeting on Tuesday, the federation have announced that Sevilla must play at least four fixtures away from their Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan ground. The punishment is provisional and could be extended, when a definitive punishment is announced next week.

Sevilla have appealed against the ban in an attempt to reduce the numberr of matches they are forced to play away from home.

The ban comes in the wake of an ugly derby match with Betis at the weekend during which a security guard was beaten up by Sevilla supporters, Sevilla fans also launched flares onto the field before a supporter invaded the pitch and attacked Betis goalkeeper Toni Prats.

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