Fenerbahce soccer team captain Alex of Brazil greets fans before the Turkish Super League soccer match against Manisaspor at Sukru Saracoglu stadium in Istanbul September 20, 2011. Turkish champions Fenerbahce played Manisaspor in front of women and children only after men were banned as part of a plan by Turkey’s Football Federation (TFF) to stamp out hooliganism. The TFF initially ordered Fenerbahce to play their first two games of the season in an empty stadium after fans stormed the pitch during a pre-season friendly against Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk but then had a change of heart. Teams whose fans exhibit disorderly behaviour are now only allowed to admit women and children under the age of 12 and about 41,000 of them turned out to see Tuesday’s match. Picture taken September 20, 2011. To match story SOCCER-EUROPE/TURKEY-FENERBAHCE REUTERS/Stringer

What, a football match with only women spectators?

After trouble at Turkish football club Fenerbahce’s ground, only women and children were allowed to attend the club’s game against Manisapor on September 21. 41,000 turned up

More than 41,000 women and children filled Sukru Saracoglu Stadium to watch Fenerbahce play against Manisapor in Turkish League soccer match in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday, Sept. 20. 2011. Turkey came up with a radical solution for tackling crowd violence at football matches _ ban the men and let only women and children in. Under new rules approved by Turkey’s football association, only women and children under the age of 12 will be admitted to watch games _ for free _ involving teams which have been sanctioned for unruly behavior by their fans. Fenerbahce was ordered to play two home matches without any spectators after its fans invaded the pitch during a friendly against Ukrainian champion Shakhtar Donetsk.(AP Photo)

Turkey bans men; 41,000 women, kids at soccer game

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Turkey tried a new approach to curbing crowd violence at soccer games ? kick out all the men but let women and children attend for free.

More than 41,000 women and children filled Sukru Saracoglu Stadium to watch Fenerbahce play against Manisapor in Turkish League soccer match in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday, Sept. 20. 2011. Turkey came up with a radical solution for tackling crowd violence at football matches _ ban the men and let only women and children in. Under new rules approved by Turkey’s football association, only women and children under the age of 12 will be admitted to watch games _ for free _ involving teams which have been sanctioned for unruly behavior by their fans. Fenerbahce was ordered to play two home matches without any spectators after its fans invaded the pitch during a friendly against Ukrainian champion Shakhtar Donetsk.(AP Photo)

Female Revolution in Turkish Football

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Turkey witnessed a revolutionary football night, as Fenerbahce’s stadium was flocked by 45000 female and children fans, as Turkish Football Federation (TFF) banned male fans in an updated decision to let the game to be played behind closed doors

Awesome atmosphere: Ladies night at Fenerbahce vs. Manisapor

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No men were allowed in this game due to a penalty given by the turkish league, so just women and kids below 12 were allowed. Play “Goal United”, the most suc…

a female supporter who was thought to be male who sneaked into the stadium with a headscarf via

Why Turkey’s women and children directive is good for football | Ally Fogg

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Ally Fogg

The days when matches were an all-male domain are thankfully a thing of the past

There are three things I vividly recall about the first football match I attended without an adult chaperone. It was sometime around 1980 at Muirton Park, watching St Johnstone take on Airdrieonians. My first memory was paying the junior admission fee, an extortionate £1.70, which I’d scraped together from my piggy bank in silver and coppers. As the man in the box counted with mounting annoyance, a couple of older kids ran behind me and hurdled the barrier, leading to an embarrassing accusation that I was a professional decoy.

Federation shouts: ‘Women and children only’

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News

Turkish football teams that receive punishments for supporter trouble will now play in front of only women and children instead of being forced to play games in question behind fully closed doors, the Turkish Football Federation, or TFF, has announced.

Take a lesson from Turkey, and ban blokes from Leeds v United

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More than 41000 turned up to the Istanbul stadium, and according to reports it was sweetness, light and sportsmanship all round: “It was such a fun and pleasant atmosphere,” said Manisaspor’s Omer Aysan. At the same time, at Elland Road a flag was

Turkey bans men from unruly soccer stadiums

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has come up with a radical solution for tackling crowd violence at football matches – ban the men and let only women and children in.

Fenerbahce only allowed to admit women and children

BBC Sport

On Tuesday, more than 41000 women and children attended Fenerbahce’s match against Manisaspor in Istanbul. The move followed violence during a Fenerbahce “friendly” in July. The Istanbul side was initially told to play two home matches behind closed

Waiting for kick-off ? plight of African footballers left on sidelines in Turkey

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk

Dream of success in European leagues turns into nightmare of fake scouts and missed chances

On a run-down football pitch in the central Istanbul neighbourhood of Ferikoy, about 50 African players come together in the middle of the pitch to sing hymns before their morning training session. On the sidelines, others warm up and do laps, wearing jerseys from Ghanaian, Nigerian and English Premier League teams.

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