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Egypt Soccer Riot

Deadly Egypt Soccer Violence Revives Scrutiny Of Police

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 04.11.2015 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Survivors described it as a corridor of death: a narrow route of high, chain-link security fences and barbed wire that thousands of soc...

Dozens Dead In Egypt Soccer Riot, State TV Reports

AP | By MERRIT KENNEDY | Posted 04.10.2015 | World

CAIRO (AP) — A riot broke out Sunday night outside of a major soccer game in Egypt, with a stampede and fighting between police and fans killing at ...

Fans Riot After Egypt Soccer Death Sentence Confirmed

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and AYA BATRAWY | Posted 05.09.2013 | World

CAIRO — Egyptian soccer fans rampaged through the heart of Cairo on Saturday, furious about the acquittal of seven police officers while death s...

At Least 27 Dead In Egypt Riots After Soccer Verdict

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 03.28.2013 | World

CAIRO — Relatives and angry young men rampaged through the Egyptian city of Port Said on Saturday in assaults that killed at least 27 people fol...

Egypt's Powder Keg: Meting Out Punishment for Port Said

James Dorsey | Posted 05.26.2012 | Sports
James Dorsey

All cities and towns in Egypt are, to some extent, football-mad, but Port Said is a city which takes its football fervor to the extreme.

EFA Cancels Egyptian League for Security and Political Reasons

James Dorsey | Posted 05.12.2012 | World
James Dorsey

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA), acting on instructions of the interior ministry, has cancelled the rest of this season's league matches in the wake of rioting at a match last month that killed 74 people and injured hundreds of others.

In Egypt, Soccer Is Politics

AP | By HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 04.11.2012 | World

CAIRO -- Egypt's ruling generals have a new enemy: the legions of angry soccer fans who have injected fervor into recent protests demanding the milita...

Egypt Soccer Riot: FIFA Gives Victims' Families $250,000

AP | Posted 04.08.2012 | Sports

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA is giving $250,000 in aid to the families of the victims of last week's soccer melee in Egypt. FIFA says it will g...

Newest Spate Of Violence In Egypt Leaves 12 Dead

AP | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 04.05.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egyptian security forces on Saturday fired tear gas from armored trucks at protesters demanding an end to military rule, as anger over a...

Violence Erupts Following Egyptian Soccer Riot

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL and AYA BATRAWY | Posted 04.04.2012 | World

CAIRO — Protesters filled the streets and clashed for a second day Friday with police who fired tear gas and birdshot in Cairo, as a deadly socc...

Clashes Turn Deadly After Egypt Soccer Riot

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 04.03.2012 | World

CAIRO — Police shot and killed two protesters in Suez, Egypt, early Friday, a health official said, the first to die in clashes that erupted aro...

African Cup Soccer Shadowed By Violence In Egypt

AP | By GERALD IMRAY | Posted 02.02.2012 | Sports

FRANCEVILLE, Gabon -- With soccer reeling from the violence in Egypt, players on the other side of the continent at the African Cup of Nations tried t...

The Soccer Tragedy in Port Said

Maurice Chammah | Posted 04.03.2012 | World
Maurice Chammah

The SCAF needed a new tactic to let violence that would not immediately be blamed on them to spiral out of control. So, they left it to happen somewhere else, in a soccer stadium in Port Said.

Violent Clashes Rock Cairo

AP | Posted 04.03.2012 | World

CAIRO - Anger over a deadly soccer riot erupted in fresh clashes that injured nearly 400 people Thursday as security forces fired tear gas at fans and...

FIFA President Warns About Abuse Of Soccer For 'Evil'

AP | By ROB HARRIS | Posted 02.02.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Warning that soccer must not be "abused by those who mean evil," the president of the sport's governing body demanded detailed reasons from ...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 04.03.2012 | New York
Len Berman

They say behind every great man is a great woman. Not in Muhammad Ali's case. He had a great man behind him in Angelo Dundee. We've lost a large part of boxing history with the passing of Angelo Dundee.

Egypt's Army, Police Blamed In Deadly Soccer Riot

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 04.03.2012 | World

By MAGGIE MICHAEL -- The Associated Press...

Soccer Riot Leaves Scores Dead In Egypt

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2012 | World

CAIRO, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Seventy-three people were killed and at least 1,000 injured on Wednesday after a soccer pitch invasion in the Egyptian city...