8 Feb 2012

Donation by FIFA after soccer disaster

7:13 am on 8 February 2012

FIFA is to donate $US250,000 to the families of the victims of last week's Egyptian stadium disaster in which 74 people died at a match in Port Said.

Another 1000 people at least were injured when fans invaded the pitch at the end of the match between al-Masry and Al Ahli of Cairo, which al-Masry won.

Most of the deaths were people trampled in the crush of the crowd on 2 February.