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African football mourns Egypt dead

SAD: At least 74 people are dead in Port Said after clashes between football rivals

AFRICA CUP of Nations will observe a minute of silence in memory of the people killed in rival clashes in Egypt, it has been announced.

At the weekend during the quarter-final matches between Zambia and Sudan, Ivory Coast against Equatorial Guinea on Saturday and Gabon versus Mali and Ghana against Tunisia on Sunday, the people who were killed in the clashes yesterday in Port Said will be remembered in a minute of silence tribute.

"African football is in a state of mourning," said Issa Hayatou, president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Hayatou said CAF had sent a message expressing condolences to the Egyptian Football Association.

At least 74 people were killed when pandemonium broke out after a league game between Al Masry and Al Ahly in Port Said yesterday.

All Egyptian premier-league matches have been postponed indefinitely.

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