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FIFA Expert Says Egypt Riot Stadium Is Safe Venue

Lausanne, Switzerland, Feb 3: An international football stadium expert has praised the Egyptian venue where at least 74 people were killed in a riot Wednesday, and suggests the violence was planned.Walter Gagg tells The Associated

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk Updated on: February 03, 2012 12:40 IST
fifa expert says egypt riot stadium is safe venue
fifa expert says egypt riot stadium is safe venue

Lausanne, Switzerland, Feb 3: An international football stadium expert has praised the Egyptian venue where at least 74 people were killed in a riot Wednesday, and suggests the violence was planned.


Walter Gagg tells The Associated Press that the Port Said stadium is "a good one" and "absolutely not" a danger for spectators.

Gagg, a FIFA official and Confederation of African Football adviser, previously inspected the Port Said stadium that has hosted matches at the 2006 African Cup of Nations and the Under-20 World Cup in 2009.

Gagg suggests "there was premeditation for what happened" Wednesday, adding that football authorities "can't avoid a problem" if violence is organized around a match.

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