Date: 1st December 2005 at 10:12am
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Perhaps the one piece of good news for manager Graeme Souness today is the fact his midfielder, Emre, is sure to miss a handful of internationals for his country following the infamous ‘Battle Of Istanbul’.

FIFA are taking a hard line in the wake of a terrible tunnel scrap after the recent World Cup play-off in which Turkey lost to Switzerland. The result means Emre will not be involved in the World Cup, and he can also count on missing a few internationals prior to it.

Three players – Emre, Alpay, and Switzerland’s Benjamin Huggel – plus Switzerland?s physio Stephan Meyer and Turkey?s assistant manager Mehmet Ozdilek, all swung their handbags.