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Ultras, Egypt’s hardcore Ahly fan group, disbands

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Cairo (AFP) – Hardcore fans of Egyptian football giants Al Ahly announced Wednesday they are dismantling their group permanently, burning their banner on a video posted online.

The move by the Ultras of Ahly was announced on their Facebook page, which had more than 1.3 million followers before it was deleted.

Ultras, Egypt’s hardcore Ahly fan group, disbands

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Cairo (AFP) – Hardcore fans of Egyptian football giants Al Ahly announced Wednesday they are dismantling their group permanently, burning their banner on a video posted online.

The move by the Ultras of Ahly was announced on their Facebook page, which had more than 1.3 million followers before it was deleted.

Thailand to bar ‘ultras’ from football World Cup qualifiers

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Bangkok (AFP) – Thai football authorities said on Tuesday they would cancel the tickets of around 800 ‘ultras’ for three World Cup qualifiers after flares were set off at a December international.

The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) was fined $30,000 over the incident, which saw plumes of smoke blanket crowds at Bangkok’s Rajamangala stadium after the War Elephants triumphed over Indonesia in the regional Suzuki Cup final.

Thailand to bar ‘ultras’ from football World Cup qualifiers

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Bangkok (AFP) – Thai football authorities said on Tuesday they would cancel the tickets of around 800 ‘ultras’ for three World Cup qualifiers after flares were set off at a December international.

The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) was fined $30,000 over the incident, which saw plumes of smoke blanket crowds at Bangkok’s Rajamangala stadium after the War Elephants triumphed over Indonesia in the regional Suzuki Cup final.

Videos

Europa League: Spartak Moscow Fans Wreak Havoc On Streets Of Bilbao With Mass Firework Fight (Video)

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Spartak Moscow fans once again proved a nightmare to police ahead of their team's Europa League tie against Athletic Bilbao on Thursday night.

The Basque police had their work cut on when droves of firework-toting ne'er-do-wells started scrapping in the streets around San Mames before the game, which Spartak won 2-1 (but lost 4-3 on aggregate).

CSKA Sofia Fans Give In To The Dark Side, Perform Gigantic Star Wars Choreo (Video)

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The CSKA Sofia fans went momentarily to the Dark side before Wednesday night's Bulgarian Cupquarter-final against Sozopol by laying on a gigantic Star Wars-themed choreo display in the stands.

Thankfully, it was all captured on film by the intrepid Copa 90 chaps...

Surely a world first?

Italian police use tear gas to disperse crowd as Mario Balotelli arrives from Manchester City

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Police had to use tear gas to break-up a crowd that gathered outside a restaurant to see new signing Mario Balotelli. AC Milan fans had assembled as their new signing attempted to dine with vice-president Adriano Galliani. The pair ended up dancing in the street with ultras at one point. They were incited to join [.

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Pfandgeld für die Balljungen von Fortuna Düsseldorf

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SKANDAL !!! Beim Spiel Fortuna Düsseldorf gegen Union Berlin am 5. Spieltag haben die Ultras der Fortuna ihre Balljungen einfach mit Bechern beworfen und so für einen handfesten Skandal gesorgt. Jeder Becher ist Dank Pfand ca. einen Euro wert und was die Jungs hier verdient haben, ist ja echt kein.

Welcome Home As another summer winds to a close, club football...

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Welcome Home

As another summer winds to a close, club football returns to English cities and towns. And while much of what makes that significant happens on the pitch, the signs of the beautiful game's return can be seen even more poignantly in the elements that surround the match.

Serie A

Lazio President To Send 200 Ultras Per Year To Auschwitz Holocaust Museum In Effort To Combat Antisemitism In Terraces

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Lazio president Claudio Lotito has vowed to send 200 fans to the Holocaust Museum at Auschwitz in a bid to combat the antisemitism that exists among the club's ultras.

It comes after Lazio fans used images of Anne Frank to goad rival Roma fans during their recent Serie A match against Cagliari at the Stadio Olimpico, which shared by both Rome clubs.

Inter Milan: Mauro Icardi’s Controversial Autobiography To Be Reprinted After Sparking Hostile Fan Revolt

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The author of Mauro Icardi's autobiography has said that he is planning to "reprint" the book after controversial passages from the Inter Milan captain's tome sparked a spitefulfan revolt.

Speaking in the book, Icardi referenced an altercation with the Inter ultras after an away game against Sassuolo in 2015.

Mauro Icardi: Inter Milan Ultras Leave ‘Bastard’ Banner Outside Striker’s House As Volatile Feud Continues (Photo)

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As you may be aware, Mauro Icardi is not exactly what you might call flavour of the week at Inter Milan at the moment as the Argentine strikerfinds himself embroiled in a bitter feud with a section of the supporters.

It all began when Icardi criticised Inter ultras in his new autobiography, specifically in reference to an incident after an away game against Sassuolo in 2015 afterwhich he supposedly became a "hero" to his teammates by squabbling witha few gobby fans.

Hellas Verona Fined €50,000 After Ultras Start Disgusting Chant About The Late Piermario Morosini

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By Chris Wright

Serie B club Hellas Verona have been fined to the tune of €50,000 after a smattering of their fans began chanting about the late Piermario Morosini during Verona's 2-0 win over Livorno on Saturday afternoon.

Morosini collapsed and died on the pitchat the age of 25 after suffering a fatal heart attack while playing for Livorno against Pescara in Serie B last season, a tragic incident that sent the whole of Italian football into mourning.

Folly Prevails in Genoa

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"Everybody talks about violence, but violence is another thing," said Fabrizio Fileni, one of the ultras that brought a halt to Genoa's home match with Siena over the weekend. It is remarkable, not only does he defend himself, but, that he actually remains convinced that his actions and those of his fellow Ultras were not violent.

Serie A 2011/2012: Top Five Goals of Week 34

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Serie A returned this week after the postponed fixtures off last week after the sad death of on loan Udinese midfielder Piermario Morosini at Livorno. This weekend action on the pitch will be remembered for Juventus putting a brilliant performance at home to Roma. Off the pitch it will be remembered for the sour scenes in Genoa where the Ultras made their mark and disrupted the game against Siena.

Major League Soccer

Thought only Beckham wanted MLS in Miami?

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Did you think only David Beckham and his apparent partner Marcelo Claure were the only ones interested in bringing a Major League Soccer team to South Florida? Nope, there are more.

We recently heard that Dolphins owner Steve Ross might bring a team too. Well, he's not the only one.

Last night on the Ultras Alive Show we heard from another possible MLS Miami Bid group lead by former The Childrens Investment Fund partner Alessandro Butini.

Major Link Soccer: Rain On Plains Of Spain Is Money

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It was a packed weekend in Major League Soccer with implications on the playoff race and hints at players being traded or transferred out of MLS. Monday's journey starts over in Spain where possible Seattle Sounders transfer target Joan Verdu is getting public support from his club's forward to stay, as Verdu is an important element to the Espanyol squad.

Le Foot lives in Montreal. The first few months of the Montreal...

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Le Foot lives in Montreal.

The first few months of the Montreal Impact's inaugural season in MLS have been both exciting and frustrating. Last Wednesday, I grabbed my camera and took a trip up to Montreal with a good friend. We took in the Canadian derby between Montreal and Toronto FC.

Orange Smoke

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In the hinterlands of Cary, North Carolina itself largely a vast hinterland between Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, a place once featured in National Geographic as the ultimate suburb sits the Wake Med Soccer Complex. There's a slight chance you may have seen it at some point on TV the ACC soccer tournament is played here, along with an exhibition game by the U.

On the Road with San Jose’s 1906 Ultras

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The term "Ultras" says it all: hardcore supporters at the edge, well above the norm of regular fan. San Jose's Ultras are a band of brothers and sisters, and their roll call includes lawyers, software engineers, union organizers, retail workers -- folks from all walks of life.

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Egyptian Soccer Violence: A Test of Morsi’s Political Savvy

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Escalating street violence in the wake of a partial verdict in the Port Said soccer brawl case pits enemies against one another, highlighting the urgency of moves for reform of law enforcement in a bid to end the turmoil and return the country to a path of economic growth, says James Dorsey

Morsi Fails to Prevent Renewed Battles Between Police and Ultras

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A pledge by Mohamed Morsi to re-open all cases against those responsible for attacks on anti-Mubarak protesters did little to prevent soccer fans from joining the outpour of anger against the president's decision to grab wide-ranging powers, says writer James Dorsey.

Egyptian Ultras Emerge as Powerful Political Force

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Egypt's militant soccer fans, one of the country's largest civic groups, have emerged from a week of street agitation politically strengthened as they seek to chart a course in the post-Mubarak era, says writer James Dorsey.

Egyptian Ultras Emerge as Powerful Political Force

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Egypt's militant soccer fans, one of the country's largest civic groups, have emerged from a week of street agitation politically strengthened as they seek to chart a course in the post-Mubarak era, says writer James Dorsey.

Egyptian Ultras Emerge as Powerful Political Force

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Egypt's militant soccer fans, one of the country's largest civic groups, have emerged from a week of street agitation politically strengthened as they seek to chart a course in the post-Mubarak era, says writer James Dorsey.

US Soccer

MLS Soccer Ultras (USA and Canada)

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Away Day – On the Road to LA with San Jose Earthquakes, 1906 Ultras

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When San Jose Earthquakes striker, Alan Gordon, scored the winner in the last minute of stoppage time against LA Galaxy in Los Angeles in mid-May, he peeled off his strip in celebration. By then, many of the 1906 Ultras, San Jose's wild band of traveling supporters, were already stripped to the waist.

Inter Milan

Inter Milan ultras are very unhappy about their new red away jersey

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According to the Nike Store, Inter Milan's new away kit "honors" the team with "bold team colors and symbols." Fans of the Serie A champions, however, are inclined to disagree, as they can't help but notice that it's almost exactly the same hue worn by fierce rivals AC Milan.

The Curva Nord  — the collective of Internazionale's die-hard fans and ultras — are so displeased with the new strip that a representative has written to club owner and president Massimo Moratti to explain their intention to boycott it.

‘Promotion Or We’ll Kill You All’ – Instituto Team Bus Intercepted, Players Threatened By Own Fans

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By Chris Wright

After spending the majority of the Primera Nacional B season firmly rooted in the top two of Argentina's second division, Insituto dropped out of the automatic promotion places and into third after losing 3-2 to fifth-place Boca Unidos on Monday night a result which saw both River Plate and Rosario Central move above them in the standings.

The Rest

Stadium Cleaners Accidentally Destroy Massive Banner Belonging To Borussia Monchengladbach Ultras (Photo)

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Borussia Monchengladbach wereknocked out of the DFB Pokal semi-finals on Tuesday night after losing on penaltiesagainst Eintracht Frankfurt on their own turf.

However, the real drama came before kick-off when Gladbach ultra group Sottocultura revealed that the enormous pre-match choreo they had been planning to perform had been scuppered by the club's cleaning service.

ULTRAS with GoPro

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ULTRAS with GoPro

Ja, auch Ultras haben so kleine Actionkameras und sie haben sie genauso wie die Ski- oder Skaterfreaks auch immer mit dabei. Für alle, die nicht so oft in der Kurve stehen, entstehen so interessante Einblicke... Quelle: Youtube (User: FleXx™) Fritten, Fussball & Bier - Ein alternativer Fussball-Blog, der sich um.

Old news from Spain

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A hooligan's death sparks a week of debate and navel-gazing
A dark cloud passed over Spanish football last weekend as Lionel Messi was struck on the head by a bottle hurled from the stands in Valencia as he celebrated Barcelona's winner, while over in Madrid a man was killed in a fight between hooligans attached to Atletico Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna.

Kevin Großkreutz mag die Anfeuerungen der Ultras

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Man kann ja über die Ultras sagen, was man will. Aber die peitschen uns permanent nach vorne. Von denen kommen keine Pfiffe.

Kevin Großkreutz, Mittelfeldspieler bei Borussia Dortmund, nach dem verlorenen Champions League Heimspiel gegen Zenit St. Petersburg. Nachdem Spiel haben etliche Spieler des BVB die Fans auf den Sitzplätzen kritisiert, die bei jedem Ballverlust kollektiv aufgstöhnt haben.

Soccer and the Ukrainian Revolution: An unconventional match preview

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Vadim Furmanov explains why the friendly between Ukraine and USMNT is about far more than soccer...

When the United States Soccer Federation announced on January 16th that USMNT was to take on Ukraine in an international friendly in Kharkiv on March 5th, not even the most prescient of political analysts could have predicted that by the time of the match nearly one hundred anti-government protesters would be killed in violent clashes in the same city that hosted the Euro 2012 final less than two years prior.

Malaysia FA Upset By 'Hooliganism'

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Petaling Jaya: The FA of Malaysia's (FAM) "Love Football, Stop Hooliganism" campaign is not working at all.

Officials at the FAM were left red-faced on Saturday when ultras unleashed flares and smoke bombs during Malaysia's friendly international against the Philippines at the Selayang Stadium.

Ukrainian ultras throw flares and seats on the field while away team attack their goal

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Newly promoted Ukrainian Premier League side Sevastopol faced Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk on Saturday night, but the ultras behind the goal were not the most welcoming of hosts.

As Dnipro attacked in the 55th minute, the rowdy fans orchestrated a mass shower of flares and seats, all of which somehow managed to avoid seriously injuring the players.

Horst Heldt sieht den Selbstreinigungsprozess

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Unsere Fans haben die richtige Antwort gegeben. Das hat man so nicht erlebt, da beginnt ein Selbstreinigungsprozess.

Horst Heldt, Manager auf Schalke, kommentiert die Sprechchöre der Fans ("Ihr seid Scheiße wie der BVB") gegen die eigenen Ultras, die mit ihrer Pyroshow im Spiel gegen Eintracht Frankfurt ein Werbebanner in Brand gesetzt haben.

Euro 2012: Tournament gains lift-off despite the vodka and the ultras

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This article titled "Euro 2012: Tournament gains lift-off despite the vodka and the ultras" was written by Barney Ronay, for The Observer on Saturday 9th June 2012 18.50 UTC

Euro 2012: an early apology. Perhaps, just perhaps, it's all going to be OK.

Waking up in Poland on Saturday morning, there was a sense of expectation at eastern Europe's first major football tournament having been not just surpassed by a free-scoring, snag-free and above all largely peaceful opening day, but giddily so.

Heysel 27 Years Later: In Memoria e Amicizia

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We saw the Italian fans crying, and they were banging on the side of our bus when we left the hotel. When we left Brussels, the Italians were angry, understandably so; 39 of their friends had died. I remember well one Italian man, who had his face right up against the window where I was sitting.

Ultras im Abseits? Porträt einer verwegenen Fankultur

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Ein Buch über Ultras ist immer eine etwas schwierige Sache. Noch dazu ein Sachbuch, da denke ich immer nur daran, dass hier jemand mit einem in den Medien allseits präsenten Thema richtig Geld machen will. Mag auch sein, aber irgendwie ist das Buch „Utras im Abseits?" dann doch etwas anders. Um Geld geht es sicher [.