Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

9 March 2013

Egypt: Football Activity to Stop in Egypt Indefinitely

Photo: CAF
Egyptian Al-Ahly soccer club.

The Egyptian Football Federation decided on Saturday to halt all football activity in Egypt for an indefinite period, reported AlArabaiya News Channel.

Hundreds of hardcore football fans known as Ultras Ahlawy broke into the Federation's headquarters and the Police Club earlier on Saturday and torching both locations, protesting against the acquittal verdicts issued to seven police officers in the case of Port Said Stadium.

Port Said Criminal Court issued on Saturday a verdict sentencing 21 persons to death, five persons to a life sentence, ten were sentenced to 15 years in prison and six received a ten years sentence, 28 were acquitted.

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