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Egypt suspends soccer league after deadly riot

Egypt suspends soccer league after deadly riot

Cairo, AP—Egypt’s cabinet has indefinitely suspended the national soccer league after at least 22 fans were killed in a stampede and clashes with police outside a Cairo stadium, three years after Egypt witnessed one of the deadliest soccer riots in the...
Soccer: Celebrations for Raja, Sadness for Aboutrika

Soccer: Celebrations for Raja, Sadness for Aboutrika

Agadir, Morocco, Reuters—Jubilant Raja Casablanca fans shook the normally tranquil tourist resort of Agadir out of its slumber on Saturday after their team reached the Club World Cup semi-finals with a shock win over Mexico’s CF Monterrey. Barely a week after sacking...
Al-Ahly striker apologizes for Rabaa salute

Al-Ahly striker apologizes for Rabaa salute

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Al-Ahly striker Ahmed Abdul Zaher apologized to Egyptians on Tuesday for celebrating a goal with the so-called Rabaa salute, which has become a symbol of solidarity with ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. Egypt’s Al-Ahly Football Club...
Egypt soccer fans released on bail after riot

Egypt soccer fans released on bail after riot

Cairo, AP—Prosecutors released 25 Egyptian soccer fans arrested after clashes at Cairo’s international airport, the state news agency reported Saturday, ahead of the first international match planned in the city in two years. The release of the fans of...