Cairo football fans celebrate Egypt death sentences

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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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