LONDON, Nov 6 (Reuters) Around 1,500 Everton fans have had their tickets cancelled for Thursday's UEFA Cup game against Nuremberg in Germany because of fears over hooliganism, the Premier League club said today.
UEFA classified the match as high-risk after it emerged that Nuremberg had sold some 1,500 tickets direct to Everton fans, who would have been sitting among home supporters. European football's governing body advised that the tickets be withdrawn.
Everton were allocated fewer than 3,000 tickets for the ground, which holds 47,000, and said they had received requests for five times that number.
''We would never recommend that supporters get tickets through the host club,'' said Everton spokesman Ian Ross. ''There are concerns when they do that. Those who bought them are being told now they can't use them.'' REUTERS TB RK2020