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In pictures: Worst night of violence in Egyptian football history

February 2, 2012

Portugese coach of Al-Ahly soccer team Manuel Jose, right, is taken to a secure area as clashes erupted after between his team and Al-Masri at the stadium of Port Said, some 220km north east of Cairo. EPA
Portugese coach of Al-Ahly soccer team Manuel Jose, right, is taken to a secure area as clashes erupted after between his team and Al-Masri at the stadium of Port Said, some 220km north east of Cairo.
EPA
Egyptian Al-Ahly players escape from the field as fans of Al-Masry team rush them during riots that erupted after the football match between the two teams in Port Said. STR / AFP Photo
Egyptian Al-Ahly players escape from the field as fans of Al-Masry team rush them during riots that erupted after the football match between the two teams in Port Said.
STR / AFP Photo
Egyptian riot police stand guard in Cairo Stadium during the first half of a football match between Zamalek and Ismaili clubs. The match was cancelled at half time, triggering a riot, although no casualties were reported, as Egypt struggled with a wave o???
Egyptian riot police stand guard in Cairo Stadium during the first half of a football match between Zamalek and Ismaili clubs. 
The match was cancelled at half time, triggering a riot, although no casualties were reported, as Egypt struggled with a wave o???
Flames rise from Cairo Stadium during the first half of a match between Zamalek and Ismaili clubs in Cairo. Mahmud Hams / AFP Photo
Flames rise from Cairo Stadium during the first half of a match between Zamalek and Ismaili clubs in Cairo.
Mahmud Hams / AFP Photo
Police have been criticised for failing to react as chaos erupted at a stadium in Port Said city, Egypt. One player described the incident as "a war, not football". Stringer / Reuters
Police have been criticised for failing to react as chaos erupted at a stadium in Port Said city, Egypt. 
One player described the incident as 'a war, not football'. 
Stringer / Reuters
A security official reacts to a football player injured as chaos erupts at a stadium in Port Said city, in Egypt. The rivalry between the two clubs is bitter and their fans have clashed violently in the past. Stringer / Reuters
A security official reacts to a football player injured as chaos erupts at a stadium in Port Said city, in Egypt.
The rivalry between the two clubs is bitter and their fans have clashed violently in the past.
Stringer / Reuters
Egypt // Port Said, February 1 2012 At least 74 people were killed and hundreds injured in the violence that erupted as soon as the referee blew the final whistle in the match. Team players of the Egyptian Al-Ahly club run for safety during clashes foll???
Egypt // Port Said, February 1 2012 
At least 74 people were killed and hundreds injured in the violence that erupted as soon as the referee blew the final whistle in the match. 
Team players of the Egyptian Al-Ahly club run for safety during clashes foll???
The fans were reportedly killed from gunfire, stabbings and suffocation in the panicked crush to leave the stadium. AP Photo
The fans were reportedly killed from gunfire, stabbings and suffocation in the panicked crush to leave the stadium.
AP Photo
Egyptian police arrest a fan at Port Said Stadium. Stringer / Reuters
Egyptian police arrest a fan at Port Said Stadium.
Stringer / Reuters
Medical personnel carry a wounded fan at Port Said Stadium. Stringer / Reuters
Medical personnel carry a wounded fan at Port Said Stadium.
Stringer / Reuters