CAIRO (AP) – The Egyptian Football Association has called another emergency meeting after more crowd unrest at a football game in the politically troubled country.
About 100 fans invaded the pitch at an Egyptian Premier League game in northern city Alexandria on Wednesday and were involved in scuffles with players from home team Al Ittihad, visitors Wadi Degla and police. The game was called off with three minutes of injury time to go.
The trouble began when Degla scored a 92nd-minute goal to go 2-1 ahead. Supporters in the 5,000-strong crowd threw plastic bottles at Degla players and team officials and fans then ran onto the pitch.
The EFA said it would meet on Thursday. Two months ago it considered suspending all football in Egypt because of a violent riot at a game in Cairo.