Egypt suspends soccer league after deadly riot
09 February 2015, 13:58
Cairo - Egypt's Cabinet has suspended the national soccer league until further notice after 22 fans were killed in clashes with police and a stampede outside a Cairo stadium.
The Cabinet announced the move late Sunday after riot police clashed with hundreds of soccer fans and fired tear gas to clear a narrow corridor leading to the stadium, setting off a stampede.
Egypt last suspended the league in 2012 after 74 fans were killed in rioting at a match in Port Said. The violence sparked widespread outrage at the police and the transitional military council then ruling the country.