Football Notes: Camp Nou To Turn Into Giant Senyera Flag For Clásico
The Camp Nou stadium will be turned into a "giant senyera flag" on Sunday for the visit of Real Madrid. The Clásico will see a giant mosaic of 98,000 sheets of red and yellow card stock cover the stands of the Barça stadium, making up a Catalan flag (AS, 10/3). ... Brasileiro club Santos is running a ticketing promotion for Saturday's game against Internacional. With star player Neymar missing due to int'l duty, the club is selling tickets for R$1 ($0.49). Back on Sept. 22, with Neymar suspended, the team ran the same promotion and filled 15,774 seats. For the Brasileiro, the club has had an average attendance of 6,000 (FOLHA DE S. PAULO, 10/3). ... FIFA is meeting to decide on the official design for the hijab for women. The traditional Islamic headscarf was "approved for use in July by the governing body," allowing women to wear a sport-specific headscarf (Al JAZEERA, 10/2).