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Egyptian league to restart without fans

25 February 2015, 14:23

CAIRO — Egyptian authorities have decided to allow soccer matches to resume in closed stadiums without fans following a 40-day mourning period.

Play was suspended this month because of a deadly stampede of supporters in eastern Cairo.

State news agency MENA says the Cabinet decided to task a joint commission between the Ministries of Interior, Youth, and Sports, as well as the Egypt's soccer association, to restart league play.

Also read: Egyptian league suspended indefinitely

Authorities say at least 19 people were killed this month when police fired tear gas into a crowd of fans waiting in a fenced, narrow corridor trying to enter a match between Cairo teams Zamalek and ENPPI. Many of the dead suffocated or were crushed in the melee.

It was the deadliest act of soccer-related violence in Egypt since 2012.

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