22 Die As Egyptian League Is Suspended

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The Egyptian council of ministers has decided to put on hold the league season to an unnamed date.
At least 22 people have been officially confirmed dead following clashes between the supporters of Zamalek and Egyptian police in Cairo before a Premier League match on Sunday.
The Egyptian Football Association has decided to play the rest of the league season behind closed doors but the council of ministers after its meeting on Sunday night ordered the suspension of the league till further notice.
“We held a meeting with the Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb and Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim and recommended to the EFA to put the league on hold and we will decide when the league will start again,” the Egyptian council of ministers spokesman Hossam Qawish said.
“We send our condolence to the families of the victims and promise to open investigation into the accident.”
In 2012, at least 74 persons were killed when violence broke out in Port Said following a league game between Al Masry and Al Ahly. The incident led to the Egyptian top flight being suspended for more than one year.


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