Dangerous Games


Egypt's interim military rulers faced pressure from two very different groups: Cairo soccer fans and U.S. politicians. The worst sporting disaster in the country's history took place in the city of Port Said when fan violence at a game between local club al-Masry and Cairo's al-Ahly, the nation's most popular team, led to at least 74 deaths. Most of those killed were al-Ahly fans, many of whom were crushed in a stampede toward exits that had been locked by local security forces. Anger at police mismanagement boiled over into rage at the country's governing Supreme Council...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!