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One dead, dozens injured, Iraqi soccer fans crowd into stadium to cheer on Oman

(Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)

One dead, dozens injured, Iraqi soccer fans crowd into stadium to cheer on Oman

Tragedy struck in Iraqi football. When the incident happened, football fans crowded and stepped on each other outside the Basra football field. International Stadium in Basra on the morning of January 19, causing one person to die and dozens more injured.

Previously, Iraq, which had long been war and unrest in the country. banned from organizing international football competitions until getting the right to organize the “Gulf Cup” football tournament finals Between Iraq and Oman on that day, however, thousands of citizens and football fans, most without tickets, watched the match. Trying to find a way to crowd to enter the 65,000-seat stadium until such a tragedy occurred

An Iraqi interior ministry spokesman said after the morning incidents had calmed down. Officials allowed fans to return to the stadium in the afternoon. When fans who already have tickets enter the stadium, they quickly close the door to prevent chaos.

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