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Brazilian team to play in empty stadium after fan killed by toilet bowl thrown from stands

A Brazilian soccer team has been ordered to play its next two home games in an empty stadium after a man was fatally struck on the head by a toilet bowl thrown from the stands.

A sports tribunal also suspended all of the fan groups of the second-division club from attending matches anywhere in Brazil until the person who threw the toilet bowl is turned over to authorities.

Santa Cruz's Arruda Stadium had already been closed by the Brazilian soccer federation Saturday, a day after the 26-year-old fan was killed in the fighting in the World Cup host city of Recife.

The death prompted Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to call for actions to contain fan violence in Brazil's stadiums.