It looks like Bursa fans did strike first on their way to İstanbul, but Beşiktaş fans were already ready:) There is a feud between two team fans and it was the first after a few years that opponent team fans were allowed to watch the game…

game info here in Turkish.

photos from Hürriyet.

İnönü Stadı savaş alanına döndü / 13

and a football roundup:

The victory assured Besiktas of a top-two berth: 1-2

from Besiktas JK Fan Site

Black Eagles are assured of their place in the round of 32 after a victory which ended their opponents’ chances.

Besiktas remain in second three points adrift of Porto following a 2-1 away success against CSKA Sofia in Bulgaria.

Al-Quds Al-Arabi: World Cup In Qatar ? Great Achievement For Arabs And Muslims

from Memri Latest Blogs

In an editorial, the London daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi stated that the choice of Qatar for the 2022 World Cup is a great achievement for all the Arabs and Muslims.

Target: Russia and Qatar

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

A great boon for Turkish contractors.
Mavi Boncuk |
Russia and Qatar Win World Cup Bids.

The Russian government will have to pump billions of dollars into some of the country’s crumbling cities to host the 2018 World Cup. Even Moscow and St. Petersburg – Russia’s most modern cities – would have to drastically increase the number of affordable hotels to deal with thousands of visiting World Cup fans. But the other 11 Russian cities slated to host World Cup matches need even more challenging infrastructure overhauls to make them viable sporting destinations.

Qataris celebrate World Cup winning bid

from FP Passport by Blake Hounshell

The global reaction to Qatar’s winning drive to host the World Cup in 2022 can be summed up in a word: incredulous. For a more nuanced take, David Goldblatt has a smart piece for the Middle East Channel weighing the pros and cons of holding the world’s top soccer tournament in a tiny sheikhdom with plenty of money and moxy but little history of athletic excellence. Definitely worth a read, but in the meantime, check out these great photos from FP’s Doha correspondent (disclosure: my wife) of Qataris celebrating the victory along the corniche Friday:

World Cup Economics: What Americans Need to Know about a US World Cup Bid

from Docuticker
World Cup Economics: What Americans Need to Know about a US World Cup Bid (PDF) Source: University of Maryland-Baltimore County Department of Economics Working Papers An American bid to host either the 2018 or 2022 World Cup is supported by a private economic impact report commissioned by the bid organizing committee. Independent evaluation of the economic […]

MAIN FOCUS: Fifa ignores charges of corruption | 02/12/2010

from euro|topics

Despite massive corruption charges, the world football association Fifa wants to vote today on who will host the World Football Championships in 2018 and 2022. Fifa must be controlled from the outside, writes Europe’s press, otherwise this old boy network will run aground on the high-handed attitude of its president, Joseph Blatter.

Russia and Qatar to host World Cup

from FP Passport by Andrew Swift

Spanish rivals set for El Clasico

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho renews hostilities with Barcelona on Monday night in his first Clasico since taking over the reigns at the Bernabeu.

Black Eagles face tricky challenge from CSKA
Today’s Zaman
Beşiktaş striker Mert Nobre (front) fights for the ball with CSKA Sofia’s Pavel Vidanov during their Europa League Group L match in İstanbul in this Sept.

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One Comment

  1. chaglac

    Konuyla ilgili, olaydan 1-2 km uzakta yaşadığımız olaydır.

    December 7th, 2010 at 02:30 (Reply)

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