Disasters - 1991 to 2000

South Africa

South Africa

January, 1991, Orkney, Transvaal

40 killed and 50 injured in South Africa's worst sports disaster. A refereeing decision triggered violence and a stampede during a pre-season 'friendly' between arch rivals Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.

Websites

South African FA

Kaizer Chiefs FC

Orlando Pirates FC

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Kenya

Kenya

July, 1991, Nairobi, Kenya

1 fan killed and 24 injured in a stampede during an African Nations Cup qualifier between Kenya and Mozambique.

Website

Football Kenya

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Corsica

Corsica

May, 1992, Bastia, Corsica

15 die when a temporary stand at the Furiani Stadium collapses just before kick-off at the French Cup semi-final between Bastia and Marseille.

Websites

Sporting Club of Bastia

Olympique Marseilles

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Brazil

Brazil

July, 1992, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

50 injured after falling five metres from the upper tier at the Maracana Stadium when part of the fencing gave way before a National Championship match between Flamengo and Botafogo.

Website

Flamengo FC

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Liberia

Liberia

May, 1994, Monrovia, Liberia

2 killed and 26 injured when a rail broke at the Samuel Doe Stadium after Liberia's 1-0 defeat of Togo in the first leg of an African Nations Cup qualifier.

Website

Liberian Football

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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

April, 1995, Freetown, Sierra Leone

40 injured as the main gate collapses on fans scrambling for tickets outside the main stadium.

Website

Sierra Leone Football Information on FIFA

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Zambia

Zambia

June, 1996, Lusaka, Zambia

9 killed and 78 injured during a stampede following Zambia's victory over Sudan in a World Cup qualifier.

Website

Zambian FA

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Guatemala

Guatemala

October, 1996, Guatemala City, Guatemala

81 killed and 147 seriously injured by crushing one hour before the Guatemala versus Costa Rica World Cup tie when an estimated 60,000 entered the Stadio Meteo Flores in respect of which only 45,000 tickets had been printed. Forged tickets and cash-in-hand bribery suspected.

Website

Guatemalan Football Federation

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Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

April, 1996, Zimbabwe, Africa

4 killed in a stampede trying to get into a packed stadium for a free match.

Website

Zimbabwe Soccer

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Egypt

Egypt

January, 1999, Alexandria, Egypt

8 killed and 13 injured after 25,000 fans pushed and shoved to get into Alexandria Stadium.

Website

Egyptian FA

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Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

July, 2000, Harare, Zimbabwe

13 killed in a stampede when police fired tear gas into a 60,000 crowd after bottles and other missiles were thrown on to the pitch during a World Cup qualifier between Zimbabwe and South Africa. The incident happened 8 minutes from time when South Africa went two goals ahead.

Website

Zimbabwe Soccer

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Brazil

Brazil

December, 2000, Brazil

150 injured when part of the perimeter fence around the pitch collapsed in the Sao Januario Stadium, Brazil, 23 minutes into the second leg of the Joao Havelange Cup Final between Vasco da Gama and Sao Caetano.

Websites

Vasco da Gamo FC

"A predictable tragedy" (BBC)

 

 

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