Football-Turkey to allow full capacity during football matches – federation


ANKARA, November 8 (Reuters)Turkey will allow home fans to attend matches at full capacity as long as they provide proof of coronavirus vaccination or have already contracted the virus, the Turkish Football Association (TFF) said on Monday, adding that ‘no supporters outside will be allowed.

The TFF had previously said it would let fans attend at up to 30% capacity from October and allow the use of private boxes ahead of the top-tier Super Lig’s 9/11 return.

On Monday, the TFF said clubs in the Super Lig and lower divisions could allow home fans to attend to full capacity all league and national cup matches this season.

“For matches (…) home team supporters may be allowed in proportion to the total capacity of the stadium. Spectators of the visiting team are not allowed at the event,” said the team. TFF in a press release.

He added that children under 12 could not attend the games because they were not yet allowed to receive the coronavirus vaccine.

After 12 matches this season, Trabzonspor leads the Super Lig with 30 points, seven points ahead of second-placed Hatayspor. The “Big Three” – Galatasaray, Besiktas and Fenerbahce – are respectively fourth, sixth and seventh in the standings.

(Reporting by Ezgi Erkoyun and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editig by Ken Ferris)

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