Added on: 26th Jul 2015
PORT SAID STADIUM RIOT
The Port Said Stadium Riot is a massive riot that happened on February 1,
2012 at Port Said Stadium in Port Said, Egypt. After the Egyptian premier
league football match between Al-Masry and Al-Ahly clubs, fans of
Al-Masry started to attack the fans of Al-Ahly with knives, stones,
bottles and other objects, causing the deaths of 79 people.
ESTADIO MATEO FLORES DISASTER
A few moments before the opening of the 1998 FIFA World Cup
qualification match between Guatemala and Costa Rica at the Estadio
Mateo Flores on October 16, 1996, thousands of fans forced their way
into the General Sur section of the stadium. The poor design of the
stadium and the excessive number of fans who attempted to enter
caused a human avalanche that killed 83 and injured 140 people.
KATHMANDU STADIUM DISASTER
Around 93 people were killed and 100 more were injured during the
Kathmandu Stadium Disaster when fans attempted to flee from a
hailstorm inside the national Dasarath Rangasala Stadium.
The Hillsborough Disaster took place on April 15, 1989 at the
Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England. Overcrowding in the
stadium caused fans to climb over side fences just to be able to
witness the FA Cup semi-final match between Liverpool and Nottingham
Forest football clubs. Because of the chaos, a crush barrier broke off
and fans started to fall on top of each other, causing the deaths
of 96 people.
COLOURFUL 11 TRAGEDY
On June 7, 1989, Suriname Airways Flight 764 was carrying a group of
Surinamese/Dutch footballers from Amsterdam when it crashed
approaching the Paramaribo Zanderiji Airport in Suriname. The Colourful
11 team as it was known was coming back from a friendly football match
in Holland when most of their players were killed.
PAKHTAKOR TASHKENT FC TRAGEDY
Sometime in August 1979, all members of the Uzbek professional
football club Pakhtakor Tashkent FC and several others got killed in a
mid-air collision over Dniprodzerzhynsk, Ukraine. The air disaster occurred
as the team was heading back to the Soviet Top League.
All 178 people aboard died in the accident.
ESTADIO NACIONAL DISASTER
More commonly known as the Lima football riot, the Estadio Nacional
Disaster happened on May 24, 1964 during a playoff game between
Peru and Argentina at the National Stadium. The chaos began following
the annulment of a goal by Peru when Argentina was already winning
one - nil. The fans were angered and the police started to fire tear gas
to prevent them from going into the field. This eventually
resulted in the death of around 318 people.
This disaster took place at the Grand Sports Arena of the Central Lenin
Stadium in Russia on October 20, 1982, during the UEFA Cup second
round match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem. According
to reports, the stampede started after a young woman who had lost her
shoe on the stairs stopped and tried to retrieve her shoe. The people
behind her also stopped and tried to help her look for her shoe, but
the dense crowd began to stumble over one another like dominos.
Around 340 fans of the FC Spartak Moscow died in the stampede.