Egypt to allow soccer league to resume play in closed stadiums

Wednesday February 25th, 2015

Egyptian authorities have decided to allow Egyptian Premier League play to resume without fans in attendance, according to the Associated Press

Play is set to resume after a 40-day mourning period following the violence earlier this month. 

On Feb. 8, 19 fans at a match in Cairo were killed when police shot tear gas into a narrow corridor, prompting a melee as supporters were trying to enter the stadium. 

Play had not been suspended since 2012, when 74 fans were killed in a riot at a match in Port Said, according to the BBC

- Phil Watson


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