Egypt once boasted some of the strongest teams in Africa and the Middle East, and the sport was adored by millions. Games are now played in empty stadiums, with spectators banned. "Although it is played for spectators, we no longer enjoy football, our only pleasure in life," said Gamal, 21.
9 February, 2015 Egypt to probe stadium deaths as pressure mounts over clashes Egypt on Monday ordered a probe into a stampede and clashes at a Cairo stadium that left 19 dead, as pressure mounted on authorities over the country's latest outbreak of violence. Egypt suspended all major football games indefinitely after Sunday's violence, which broke out when police […]
22 August, 2014 Libya football stadium hosts videotaped execution An Islamist armed group carried out a videotaped execution of an Egyptian man in a football stadium in Libya, in what Amnesty said Friday highlighted the country's descent into lawlessness. The video of the execution in the eastern city of Derna was posted on social media websites, […]