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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 ...

Egyptian Preacher Bans Watching Soccer, Says It 'Destroys Nations'

AP | LAURA DEAN | Posted 08.15.2014 | Sports

CAIRO (AP) — At the height of international world cup fervor, an ultra-conservative Egyptian cleric has said that watching soccer matches was unacce...

Soccer and Autocracy: Who Do National Football Teams Represent?

James Dorsey | Posted 11.07.2013 | World
James Dorsey

Little better illustrates the inextricable link between sports and politics than the frequent perception of Middle Eastern and North African national football teams as representatives of repressive autocratic regimes.

Rioting Ultras and Striking Police Officers May Ease Security Reform

James Dorsey | Posted 05.09.2013 | World
James Dorsey

The fallout of last year's death of 72 soccer fans in a politically-loaded stadium brawl has brought the need for reform of Egypt's Mubarak-era law en...

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...

EFA to Improve Relations With Ultras Amid Mounting Clashes

James Dorsey | Posted 12.23.2012 | World
James Dorsey

The newly elected head of the Egyptian Football Association Gamal Allam has vowed to improve relations with the ultras amid mounting clashes between militant soccer fans, President Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood and security forces.

Egyptian Soccer Fans Secure Second Political Victory

James Dorsey | Posted 11.20.2012 | World
James Dorsey

Egyptian militant soccer fans, one of the country's largest civic groups, won their second political victory this month with the Egyptian Football Associations' (EFA) disqualification of world soccer body FIFA executive committee member Hani Abou-Reida as a candidate for the EFA presidency.

Soccer Match to Test Egypt's Shift From Street to Parliamentary Politics

James Dorsey | Posted 10.30.2012 | World
James Dorsey

Egypt is testing with a partial lifting of a ban on fans attending soccer matches whether or not the country, after 18 months of political volatility, has finally returned to a more peaceful resolution of political and moral issues.

Identity Politics Shape Middle Eastern and North African Soccer

James Dorsey | Posted 10.21.2012 | World
James Dorsey

Hany Ramzy, the coach of Egypt's Olympic soccer team, symbolizes what is possible as well as the immense problems Middle Eastern and North African nations have in coming to grips with their ethnic and religious minorities.

Soccer Takes Center Stage in Egyptian Struggle for Power

James Dorsey | Posted 09.17.2012 | World
James Dorsey

The Egyptian interior ministry has handed newly elected president Mohammed Morsi an unexpected asset to garner public support in his struggle for power by refusing to lift a six-month old ban on professional soccer.

Egypt Election Offers Youth and Soccer Fans Second Chance

James Dorsey | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
James Dorsey

The Arab world's first free and fair presidential elections pose a dilemma and a wake-up call for militant Egyptian soccer fans and revolutionary youth groups as the two surviving candidates seek to win their votes in a run-off next month in which a majority of the votes are up for grabs.

Egyptian Soccer Season Cancelled In Wake Of Violence

AP | Posted 03.10.2012 | Sports

CAIRO -- The Egyptian Football Association has canceled the rest of this season's league matches following rioting at a match last month that killed 7...

Ultras Call For Retaliation as Parliament Blames Fans And Security for Port Said Deaths

James Dorsey | Posted 04.13.2012 | World
James Dorsey

At least 16 people were killed in the wake of the Port Said incident in six days of fighting between security forces and youths seeking to storm the interior ministry in central Cairo.

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...

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...

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.

Dozens Killed In Riot After Egyptian Soccer Match

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 04.02.2012 | Sports

CAIRO — At least 74 people were killed and hundreds injured after soccer fans rushed the field in the seaside city of Port Said Wednesday follow...

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...

Egyptian Soccer Fans Riot Against Algeria

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) CAIRO — Egyptian soccer fans burned Algerian flags and rioted outside the Algerian Embassy in Cairo, smashing cars and shop windows, in an ...