Riot-hit Egypt stadium is safe, says FIFA expert

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 The Port Said stadium in Egypt set on fire in a football clash
Lausanne (Switzerland), Feb 3: The Port Said stadium in Egypt that saw a bloody football clash on Feb 2 has been tagged as a 'safe venue' by an international football expert.

On Thursday, in a soccer violence, as many as 74 were killed and scores injured.

Nipping out the fear of 'unsafety' that engulfed the violence-hit football statium, Walter Gagg stated that the Port Said stadium was "a good one and absolutely not a danger for spectators." He even went on to say that the violence was 'planned'.

Gagg, a FIFA official and Confederation of African Football adviser, previously had inspected the Port Said stadium that hosted matches in the 2006 African Cup of Nations and the Under-20 World Cup in 2009.

Gagg suggests "there was premeditation for what happened" on Friday, adding that football authorities "can't avoid a problem" if violence is organised around a match

OneIndia News
(With inputs from Bureau) 

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