Inside Story - Is Football in Egypt Being Politicised?

AlJazeera English
AlJazeera English
Publication Date:
1 January 2013
Soccer, Legal and Judicial Affairs

The launch of Egypt's premier league has been postponed once again - this time until February. The announcement was made following a weekend of meetings between government ministers and Egypt's Football Association. They also decided that the first season will be played without any spectators. Egyptian league football came to a halt last February after violent clashes between two of the country's most popular teams, in which more than 70 people were killed.