Police fired tear gas after violence broke out at an Indonesian soccer match in East Java province when Persebaya Surabaya beat Arema Malang 3-2. Panic and a rush for the exit left at least 125 dead, most of whom were trampled, police said Sunday. Here's a look at some of the worst football tragedies in football
March 13, 1988 — Ninety-three people are killed when thousands of soccer fans surge into locked stadium exits to escape a sudden hailstorm in Kathmandu, Nepal.
April 15, 1989 — Ninety-seven people die and hundreds are injured in a crush of fans at overcrowded Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England. One victim died in 2021 of aspiration pneumonia, to which he had been left vulnerable because of injuries from the disaster.
It is the worst disaster in French sporting history, where a stand collapsed at a crammed football stadium at Bastia's Furiani Stadium just before the French Cup semi-final between local club Bastia and French giants Marseille.
World Cup qualifier between Guatemala and Costa Rica in Guatemala City. width="1173" height="1280 Oct. 16, 1996 — Eighty-four people die and 147 are injured as panicked fans are crushed and smothered before a World Cup qualifier between Guatemala and Costa Rica in Guatemala City.
May 9, 2001 — More than 120 people are killed when police fire tear gas into the rowdy crowd in a stadium in the Ghanaian capital Accra, leading to panic.
A massive riot took place at Port Said Stadium, following an Egyptian Premier League football match between A Masry and Al Ahly, when thousands of Al Mary fans stormed the stadium stands and the pitch following a 3-1 victory by their club, and violently attacked Ahly fans.
Oct. 1, 2022 — Police fire tear gas after violence breaks out following an Indonesian soccer match, setting off a rush for the exit that leaves at least 125 dead and more than 100 injured.