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Belgium: Zenit fans enjoy Ghent after travel ban lifted ahead of Champions League match02:28

Belgium: Zenit fans enjoy Ghent after travel ban lifted ahead of Champions League match

Belgium, Ghent
December 9, 2015 at 16:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of Zenit fans took to the streets of the Belgian city of Ghent, Wednesday, hours before the kick-off of the game between Gent and FC Zenit St Petersburg in the Champions League. The Zenit fans were allowed to travel to the Belgian city after its mayor Daniel Termont lifted a ban on Russian fans travelling to Ghent.

More than 1,000 Zenit supporters walked through the centre of the city, holding scarfs and flags of FC Zenit St Petersburg, and expressing optimism about the match. "I think this game will be really interesting and we will win. Zenit – Champion!," said one supporter of the Russian club side.

Fans of FC Zenit St. Petersburg had been banned from travelling to Ghent due to the large Turkish community of the Belgian city and the city's fears of clashes relating to the downing of the Russian Sukhoi Su-24 jet by Turkey last month. About 25,000 Turkish immigrants live in Ghent, about 10 percent of the city's population.

Belgium: Zenit fans enjoy Ghent after travel ban lifted ahead of Champions League match02:28
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Hundreds of Zenit fans took to the streets of the Belgian city of Ghent, Wednesday, hours before the kick-off of the game between Gent and FC Zenit St Petersburg in the Champions League. The Zenit fans were allowed to travel to the Belgian city after its mayor Daniel Termont lifted a ban on Russian fans travelling to Ghent.

More than 1,000 Zenit supporters walked through the centre of the city, holding scarfs and flags of FC Zenit St Petersburg, and expressing optimism about the match. "I think this game will be really interesting and we will win. Zenit – Champion!," said one supporter of the Russian club side.

Fans of FC Zenit St. Petersburg had been banned from travelling to Ghent due to the large Turkish community of the Belgian city and the city's fears of clashes relating to the downing of the Russian Sukhoi Su-24 jet by Turkey last month. About 25,000 Turkish immigrants live in Ghent, about 10 percent of the city's population.

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