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Tunisia fans limited to 6000 in CAN clash with Egypt

The Tunisian interior ministry will only allow fans over the age of 18 in the stands when the Eagles of Carthage host the Pharaohs later this month

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Tuesday 4 Nov 2014
Tunisia's soccer fans cheer after a goal by Ferjani Sassi during their African Nations Cup qualifying soccer match against Senegal at the Monastir Olympic Stadium in Tunis, October 15, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)
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Only 6,000 fans will be allowed to attend Tunisia's clash against Egypt on 19 November.

The Eagles of Carthage will host the Pharaohs in the 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

According to Tunisian reports on Tuesday, the interior ministry will only allow fans over the age of 18 to attend for security reasons.

Football in Egypt and Tunisia has been in turmoil since the revolutions against former regimes more than three years ago.

In both countries, domestic competitions have been on hold for months following uncertainty and instability that resulted in limited attendance for fans in the stands.

Egypt is set to face Senegal on a do-or-die mission on 15 November, four days before playing Tunisia in the fifth and sixth qualifying matches.

The Pharaohs, who won three Nations Cups on the trot before failing to reach two successive tournaments in 2012 and 2013, are third in Group G with six points.

Tunisia are on top with 10 points, three more than second-place Senegal.

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