MILAN, May 8 (Reuters) -- Genoa's Serie A home match with AC Milan on Sunday will be played behind closed doors after local authorities had a late change of heart about possible violence.

Italy's anti-hooligan body initially said Milan followers would be able to visit Genoa for the first time since a home fan was killed during trouble between the two sets of supporters 15 years ago.

However, Genoa's Web site said city officials had now decided to ban all fans following threats of potential violence from some supporters.

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