Timeline: Main soccer stadium disasters over the previous 40 years | Soccer Information

A glance again at a few of the main soccer stadium disasters over the previous 40 years.

Indonesia suffered one of many deadliest stadium disasters on the earth wherein not less than 129 individuals have been killed and dozens injured in Malang in East Java province.

Arema FC followers stormed the pitch after their facet misplaced 3-2 to Persebaya Surabaya on Saturday evening.

Indonesian police mentioned they tried to get followers again into the stands and solely fired tear fuel to regulate the gang after two officers have been killed.


Right here is an outline of a few of the main soccer stadium disasters over the previous 40 years:

January 2022, Cameroon

At the very least eight individuals died and 38 have been injured in a stampede on the Olembe stadium in Yaounde forward of the host nation’s Africa Cup of Nations Spherical of 16 tie towards Comoros.

February 2012, Egypt

Followers rioted on the finish of a match between Al Masry and Al Ahly within the metropolis of Port Stated. At the very least 73 individuals have been killed and greater than 1,000 injured. The Egyptian league was suspended two years.

March 2009, Ivory Coast

At the very least 19 individuals have been killed in a stampede on the Félix Houphouët-Boigny stadium in Abidjan forward of a World Cup qualifier towards Malawi.

Could 2001, Ghana

At the very least 120 individuals have been killed in a stampede at Accra’s most important soccer stadium when police fired tear fuel at rioting followers in one in all Africa’s worst football-related disasters.

April 2001, South Africa

At the very least 43 individuals have been crushed to demise when followers tried to power their approach into Johannesburg’s enormous Ellis Park stadium in the course of a South African league recreation.

October 1996, Guatemala

Greater than 80 individuals died and not less than 147 have been injured when an avalanche of followers toppled seats and a staircase throughout a World Cup qualifier between Guatemala and Costa Rica in Guatemala Metropolis.

Could 1992, France

A stand on the Furiani stadium in Bastia collapsed earlier than a Coupe de France semi-final towards Olympique de Marseille, killing 18 and injuring greater than 2,300.

January 1991, South Africa

Forty-two individuals died in a stampede throughout a pre-season recreation at Orkney’s Oppenheimer Stadium between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates. A Pirates fan had attacked Chiefs supporters within the crowd with a knife.

April 1989, England

Ninety-six Liverpool followers have been crushed to demise in an overcrowded, fenced-off enclosure at Sheffield’s Hillsborough Stadium forward of an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.

A sufferer died final June, 32 years after struggling extreme and irreversible mind injury.

March 1988, Nepal

A rush to locked exits throughout a hailstorm at Nepal’s nationwide soccer stadium in Kathmandu has killed greater than 90 individuals.

Could 1985, Belgium

Thirty-nine followers died and greater than 600 have been injured within the fan violence forward of the European Cup remaining between Juventus and Liverpool on the Heysel stadium in Brussels.

Could 1985, England

At the very least 56 individuals have been killed and greater than 200 injured when a fireplace broke out within the stands at Bradford’s Valley Parade stadium throughout a Third Division recreation towards Lincoln Metropolis.

October 1982, Russia

Followers have been crushed as they left a UEFA Cup tie between Spartak Moscow and Dutch facet HFC Haarlem at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium.

Officers within the former Soviet Union didn’t reveal the tragedy for years. After they did, they gave an official demise toll of 66, though the demise toll within the one-exit crash might have been as excessive as 340.