Paris police decided yesterday to close the Boulogne section of Paris St. Germain's Parc de Princes stadium until further notice.
The section is where the "Boulogne Boys" - 2,000 far-right followers of the team - regularly sit.
The decision to close the section comes a week after 100 PSG fans chased a Hapoel Tel Aviv supporter outside the stadium following the Parisian team's UEFA Cup loss to the Israeli squad. A plainclothes policeman who came to the aid of the Hapoel supporter shot and killed one of the fans, and seriously wounded another.
The decision goes into effect starting with PSG's next home game against Toulouse on Sunday.
"This was a sad incident, and we hope that this is just a temporary measure," the club said in a statement. "We are interested in getting together the heads of the club, representatives of fan organizations, police officials and French soccer association members to solve this problem."
PSG takes on host Mlada Boleslav of the Czech Republic in Group G play tonight. In the first round of the UEFA Cup, Boleslav defeated PSG's major French rival, Marseille.
In the group's other match tonight, Panathinaikos hosts Rapid Bucharest. Bucharest yesterday requested UEFA approval to allow its youth goalkeeper, who is not registered to play in European competition, to suit up for tonight's match since the club has only one healthy 'keeper. UEFA approved the request.
Hapoel Tel Aviv, also in Group G, is not in action this week.
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