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Emre banned for six games

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...for Turkey, that is.

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/internationals/4690948.stm

 

Turkey get six-game Fifa sanction 

 

Turkey have been ordered by world soccer's governing body Fifa to play their next six home matches at a neutral ground and behind closed doors.

The punishment comes following a fracas after their World Cup play-off against Switzerland in Istanbul, last November.

 

Switzerland's Benjamin Huggel and Turkey's Alpay Ozalan and Emre Belozoglu have been banned for six games for their part in the incident.

 

Turkey were also fined 200,000 Swiss francs (£88,000).

 

Players and officials from both sides were involved in a scuffle in the tunnel after the final whistle of the ill-tempered first leg of the play-off for Germany 2006.

 

Swiss substitute defender Stephane Grichting needed hospital treatment after receiving a kick in the groin.

 

Meanwhile, Turkey's Serkan Balci also gets a two-match suspension and, Mehmet Ozdilek, who left his role as the national side's assistant coach after the incident, has been banned from taking part in any football-related activity, within associations, confederations or Fifa for 12 months.

 

Switzerland's physio, Stephan Meyer, has been handed a two-game suspension.

 

"I describe this decision as unacceptable. This is a political decision rather than a sports decision," Turkey's sports minister Mehmet Ali Sahin told NTV news channel.

 

The Turkish FA and those players given six-match bans can appeal against the punishments and go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne.

 

Turkey won the first match on 16 November, 4-2, but were beaten to a berth at the World Cup, after losing the second leg 2-0 in Bern.

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Emre got a 6 games ban as well I think I read earlier ??

Thats kinda good to be honest then he will be able to concentrate his efforts with us.

 

... unless its makes depressed and he becomes shite :s

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Only because it happened to Blatter's home country Switzerland...

 

 

Any other country and fuck all would have been done imo.

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Only because it happened to Blatter's home country Switzerland...

 

 

Any other country and fuck all would have been done imo.

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maybe lol. To be honest, I'd rather see bust ups like that now and again rather than have to put up with Robben's antics every other week.

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Only because it happened to Blatter's home country Switzerland...

 

 

Any other country and fuck all would have been done imo.

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Probably right, but at least this time they took action, because the behaviour of some players, the offcials and the security staff was disgusting.

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FIFA show some bottle for once, wonders never cease. Good news this, Emre will be rested when Turkey are playing and therefore lessen the chances of getting injured. Good lad.

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Stupid twat. The coach has won this one as well, seeing as the lad who came on for Mido scored the winner. If they win the final, in their home country, he'll look an even bigger twat.

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Stupid twat. The coach has won this one as well, seeing as the lad who came on for Mido scored the winner. If they win the final, in their home country, he'll look an even bigger twat.

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lol, when his career is over he'll be able to look back with pride at how he stood his ground, im sure it'll be worht missing out on being part of the squad that would bring back the ACN title back home :lol:

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Good decision.  You can't have one team kicking the shite out of the other just because they got beat.

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Isn't that what Blackburn do in advance though? :lol:

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About time Fifa/uefa finally acted, its been long overdue.

 

And as an added bonus Emre misses six games so we don't risk one of our key players getting injured all the time and he'll be refreshed for matches around internationals now instead of tired.

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