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Ultras in Egypt

Dr Amin Kheir/Twenty Ten

Headline: Ultras in Egypt: The good, bad and ugly
Date: 20091104
Location: Cairo Stadium, Cairo, Egypt, Africa
Article Synopsis: A recent phenomenon in the Egyptian football arena is the emergence of the Ultras, who have been involved in many violent and drug-related incidents. In this article we interview one of the Ultras founders, people who criticise the Ultras and an official member of the football federation for insight into this growing phenomenon and the impact it has on football in Egypt.
Opening Paragraph: Much has changed in the last three years in the cafes where Egyptian football fanatics would sit around and talk about their beloved sport. Nowadays, instead of discussing Ahli and Zamalk rivalry or the continuous failure of their national team to reach the World Cup, they talk about the increasing influence of the so-called Ultras in the Egyptian football arena.
Keywords:
Ultras, Egypt, hooliganism, violence, drug addict, alcohol, Aahli, Zamalk, police, government, Egyptian football federation, world cup 1990.
Language: English, Arabic
Text (English) :
Ultras in Egypt: The good, bad and ugly
By: Dr. Amin Kheir
Much has changed in the last three years in the cafes where Egyptian football fanatics used to sit around and talk about their beloved sport. Nowadays, instead of discussing Ahli and Zamalek rivalry or the continuous failure of their national team to reach the World Cup, they talk about the increasing influence of the so-called Ultras in the Egyptian football arena. Many young Egyptian football fans have been arrested due to violent behaviour in the stadiums and it's grown...

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