32 soccer fans injured in clashes ahead of Ahly-Young Africans game
Al Ahly fans

CAIRO: A total of 32 soccer fans were injured in clashes erupted between some Al Ahly SC ultras and security forces a head game between the club team and Tanzanian Young Africans in Alexandria-based Borg al-Arab Stadium Wednesday evening, said a media officer from the Ministry of Interior.

Some of fans tried to enter into the stadium with fake tickets during the half-time break; security forces barred them from entry, resulting in clashes. Security forces dispersed the fans by tear-gas bombs, several media outlets reported.

Security forces arrested 45 people and then released them when the second half of the match ended, head of Alexandria Security Directorate said in a statement Thursday.

Egyptian team was qualified to the CAF Champions League group stage with a 3-2 aggregate victory over the Tanzanian team.

In February, 2015, At least 22 were killed after a riot broke out when groups of fans were denied entry to Air Force Stadium; security forces fired tear gas to disperse the crowd, causing a crushing stampede in which some were trampled.

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  1. Ahmed Kamel
    April 22, 2016 at 12:51 am

    In Egypt and most of the world (except the USA) we say Football not soccer.

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