8 Feb 2012

FIFA to donate substantial sums to Egypt stadium disaster

7:21 am on 8 February 2012

FIFA has announced it'll be donating 300,000 dollars to the families of the victims of last week's Egyptian stadium disaster in which 74 people died when violence erupted between rival fans at a match in Port Said.

Another 1,000 people at least were injured in the violence when fans invaded the pitch at the end of the match.

Most of the deaths were among people trampled in the crush of the panicking crowd.