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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Ministry of Interior grants preliminary approval for crowds to attend Egypt Cup matches

The Interior Ministry has granted the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) preliminary approval to allow crowds to attend matches of the top eight in the Egypt Cup this season, which could potentially open the door for crowds being allowed to attend the Egyptian Premier League, Youm7 reported on Tuesday. Ex-EFA board member Mahmoud El Shamy said he had already talked with EFA Executive Director Tharwat Sweilem about selling tickets online in the hopes of using buyers’ information to help boost security at the games. Stadiums for the Egypt Cup and the Egyptian Premier League have been generally empty since the Port Said events of 2012 that saw 74 spectators killed and hundreds injured. President El Sisi had also expressed his desire to see “stadiums packed again” during his interview with Ossama Kamel over the weekend.

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