Egypt postpones all soccer matches following Cairo deaths




 
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February 9th, 2015  
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By Osama Khairy Cairo (Reuters) - All soccer in Egypt was postponed indefinitely on Monday after at least 19 people were killed following clashes between fans and police outside a stadium in Cairo on Sunday. A Health Ministry spokesman told Reuters by phone the final toll was 19 dead, but the public prosecutor's office said there were 22 fatalities while Zamalek supporters group, the Ultras White Knights, said on their Facebook page they have "28 martyrs till now". Whatever the exact tally, there will no soccer in any of Egypt's top three divisions or at minor level following the latest outbreak of soccer-related violence in the country. The deaths occurred when fans were crushed in a stampede after police fired tear gas at Zamalek supporters attempting to get into the stadium for the match against city rivals ENPPI.




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