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Italy to expel 54 Dutch fans before Juventus-Ajax clash

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are to expel 54 fans who were arrested in for possession of dangerous objects on the eve of clash against Juventus, the confirmed on Monday.

"Fifty-four Dutch fans, who arrived in the past few hours in will be expelled on public order offences and escorted to the border tomorrow morning," a statement from read.

"The group was found in possession of weapons, smoke bombs and firecrackers." added: "Thanks to the police: no one can be permitted to come to to cause trouble. Our stadiums and our cities are closed to those who are violent!"

More than 140 football fans, mainly Juventus supporters, were arrested for possession of dangerous objects ahead of last week's first leg game in

Photos of a confiscated knife, fireworks, pepper spray, flares, a hammer and a baton were handed out in a press release by in the

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 10:15 IST