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Offline Maik

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Play resumes after rain
« on: Saturday, 10 May, 2014 @ 23:08:44 »
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Greece’s Lailapas football club and Karsiyaka from Turkey have scheduled to meet on Saturday 10th of May, to play a game that started 84 years ago but was cancelled after three minutes due to heavy rain.

On 7 December, 1930, the teams met on the Greek island of Chios in the eastern Aegean for the friendly match, the first time since the First World War. The purpose of the game was to strengthen the turbulent relations of the two countries.

However, the heavy rain that started after the third minute called the match off and the Turkish team returned home.

After finding a picture of the 1930 game in the club archives, Lailapas manager Michael Cottakis contacted his counterpart at Karsiyaka, Fatih Diniz. Cottakis visited the team in Izmir and asked them to restart the game from the third minute, and they agreed.
http://www.euronews.com/2014/05/10/soccer-match-will-resume-after-84-years-greece-turkey-lailapas-karsiyaka/

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Re: Play resumes after rain
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 11 May, 2014 @ 19:20:08 »
They won't be needing extra time then ?!

Tony

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Re: Play resumes after rain
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 06 June, 2014 @ 17:24:54 »
Altogether now... Oh yes they will!

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Greece and Turkey draw 5-5 in rematch – 84 years later

“But this time the game was not completed either,” the Lailapas soccer squad coach, Michalis Kottakis, told Kathimerini. “In the 67th minute, swept up by the festive atmosphere, reveling fans swarmed onto the pitch, took the ball and started dancing all together, Greeks and Turks.”
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite6_1_06/06/2014_540350

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Re: Play resumes after rain
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 07 June, 2014 @ 18:02:55 »
Altogether a pretty remarkable event !!  :btu:

Tony