Frosinone will play its first two home matches back in Serie A at a neutral stadium after the Italian football club lost an appeal against sanctions handed out for crowd trouble at the game which clinched its promotion.

The Lazio-based club will return to Serie A, the top division of domestic football, for the first time in two years in 2018-19.

However, the second leg of its Serie B promotion play-off, which saw Palermo defeated 2-0 for a 3-2 aggregate win last month, was marred by crowd trouble. This led to Frosinone initially being handed a €25,000 (£22,100/$29,400) fine and the order to play its next two home games behind closed doors.

The club chose to appeal this punishment, but has now seen its sanctions stiffened with the order that it must play these two matches away from the Stadio Benito Stirpe (pictured).

Image: Enrico Renzi