World

Dangerous Games

1 | EGYPT

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...

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