Cairo football fans celebrate Egypt death sentences


An Egyptian court has sentenced to death 21 defendants over clashes between rival football fans in which 74 people were killed last February.

The riots began after a league game at Port Said stadium between local side al-Masry and Cairo club al-Ahly.

The violence - Egypt's worst football disaster - sparked riots in Cairo during which a further 16 people died.

Supporters of the al-Ahly football club gathered outside the ground in large numbers to celebrate the court verdict.

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