Behind Closed Doors (football)
The term "Behind Closed Doors" is used in several sports, primarily association football, to describe matches played where spectators are not allowed in the stadium to watch. The reasons for this may include punishment for a team found guilty of a certain act in the past, stadium safety issues or to prevent potentially dangerous clashes between rival supporters.Closed doors game are typically used for players who are not playing first team football or are returning from injury.
Read more about Behind Closed Doors (football): 1980–81 European Cup Winners' Cup, 2007 Italian Football, 2009 Italian Football, 2009-10 UEFA Europa League, 2009 Mexico Clausura, 2010–11 Heineken Cup, Turkish Football in 2011–12, Ajax–AZ, 2011–12 KNVB Cup
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... AZ in the fourth round of the 2011–12 KNVB Cup was replayed behind closeddoors at Ajax's home ground, Amsterdam Arena, on 19 January 2012 ...
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