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The move announced by the Sports, Interior and Justice ministries followed a series of violent incidents in stadiums this season in the French league.
Ligue 1: French ministers to meet football chiefs after Dimitri Payet attacked with bottle in match against Lyon
The Marseille captain required treatment after being struck on the side of the head as he prepared to take a corner for the visitors in the fifth minute of Sunday's match at Lyon's Parc OL stadium
Ligue 1: Lyon-Marseille clash abandoned after Dimitri Payet hit with bottle, Nice rally past Clermont
Dimitri Payet required treatment after being struck on the side of the head as he prepared to take a corner in the fifth minute
The prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes department said the Popular South stand at the Allianz Riviera in Nice would be closed after fans threw projectiles which led to serious incidents on Sunday during the Nice-Marseille fixture.
European football matchday: Spotlight on Harry Kane as Man City head to Spurs, Barcelona begin life without Messi
Kane was back in training with the Spurs squad on Friday and manager Nuno Espirito Santo said he would make a late decision on whether to play the striker against a team Kane is keen to join.
Dimitri Payet praised by Marseille president for accepting significant pay cut in fresh two-year deal
Marseille attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet signed a fresh two-year deal with the French club that runstill 2024, and has been praised by club president Jacques-Henri Eyraud for taking significant pay cuts.
Ligue 1: Dimitri Payet, Nemanja Radonjic's goals against St Etienne help Marseille consolidate second position on table
Payet netted after seven minutes and Radonjic doubled the lead late on to put Marseille on 46 points from 23 games
Ligue 1: Marseille's six-game winning streak ends with draw at Metz; Nantes secure narrow win over Nimes
Elsewhere, ninth-place Monaco's prolific attack was blunted in a 0-0 draw at Angers; Brest drew 0-0 with Nice; and Amiens was held 1-1 at home by Dijon
Ligue 1: Dimitri Payet's brace propels 10-man Marseille to narrow win over Lyon in violence-marred derby contest
Marseille supporters attacked the Lyon bus with stones, bottles and other projectiles on its way to the stadium, before visiting players were repeatedly bombarded with objects thrown from the crowd while taking corners during the match.
Ligue 1: Marseille keep hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League alive with victory over Guingamp
Marseille kept their slim hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League alive on Saturday as Rudi Garcia's men won 3-1 in Ligue 1 at relegation-threatened Guingamp
French League Cup: Strasbourg stun Marseille on penalties; Thierry Henry-led AS Monaco edge past Lorient
Marseille's miserable run of form continued with a penalty shoot-out defeat by Strasbourg in the French League Cup last 16 on Wednesday, while Monaco reached the quarter-finals to ease some of the pressure on Thierry Henry.
Ligue 1: Kylian Mbappe scores opening goal off bench against Marseille as Paris Saint-Germain equal record winning streak
Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel benched youngster Kylian Mbappe for tardiness, but the French forward came on to score the first goal against Marseille.
Ligue 1: Marseille ride on Dimitri Payet brace to register dominating victory over Toulouse on opening day
Mercurial star Dimitri Payet scored twice, including a penalty courtesy of VAR, as Marseille opened the new French Ligue 1 season with a 4-0 demolition of Toulouse on Friday.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Dimitri Payet's mother slams France boss Didier Deschamps after excluding him from squad
Didier Deschamps said the failure to call Dimitri Payet, who had been prominent in the Euro 2016 campaign, had been a logistical one.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Alexandre Lacazette omitted from France squad, injured Dimitri Payet misses out
Arsenal striker Lacazette, who scored 14 goals in 32 Premier League appearances this season, features in a list of 11 France players on stand-by should one of the 23 men selected by Deschamps get injured before the coach hands his list to FIFA on 4 June.
Europa League: Atletico Madrid's effortless victory over Marseille in final testament of Spanish clubs' monopoly in Europe
As Atletico Madrid delivered yet another trademark performance, it was Marseille’s inability to even put a dent on the course of the match which perhaps cast the best light on the monopoly Spanish clubs have heralded over European cup competitions in the recent seasons.
It is Griezmann's first major title as an Atletico player, and a fitting way to bow out if he leaves at the season's end, with Barcelona tipped as his next destination.
Follow the latest updates from the Europa League final between Atletico Madrid and Olympique Marseille.
Europa League: From Antoine Griezmann to Dimitri Payet, key men to watch out for in Atletico Madrid-Marseille final
As Atletico Madrid and Marseille prepare to meet in the Europa League final in Lyon on Wednesday, AFP Sport looks at five men who will have a crucial role to play for their respective sides:
Europa League: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone wary of Dimitri Payet's threat ahead of tournament final
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said, "They will have self-confidence, and we will need to impose our rhythm as the game goes on. We are similar teams and it will be quite a tense game."