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Vuvuzela ban for Champions League

UEFA has banned fans from bringing vuvuzelas into stadiums for European Championship and Champions League matches.

UEFA said the plastic trumpets "are not appropriate in Europe" because they drown out fans' traditional songs and emotional responses to action on the field.

UEFA said all 53 European soccer nations have been told to enforce the ban at national team and club competition matches.

Vuvuzelas provided the World Cup soundtrack in South Africa, where every match was accompanied by a low-pitch drone likened to a swarm of buzzing bees.

FIFA refused to ban vuvuzelas despite repeated calls from players and broadcasters, defending them as part of South African soccer culture.

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