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Following the disaster in Indonesia: the worst football tragedies in history Israel today


The horrifying incident in Asia, which claimed the lives of hundreds of fans tonight, joined a shocking list of previous incidents that took place in the stands over the years • From Peru, through Ghana, and of course the infamous Hillsborough

A huge shock in the world of sports and football. 

Hundreds of people were killed while around 200 others were injured in the disaster that struck Indonesia tonight (between Saturday and Sunday), when fans broke into the field and were crushed to death during a local league match at the Canjurohan Stadium in Malang.

The horrifying incident from Asia joins a long and painful list of huge disasters in world football throughout history, with some of them becoming particularly symbolic for the entire industry. 

National Stadium in Lima, Peru, 1964: 328 dead

On May 24, 1964, the greatest disaster in the history of world football to date occurred.

328 people were killed and about 500 more were injured during a match of the local Peru team against Argentina in Lima.

The game was on the ticket for the Olympics.

The guest led throughout the game, but a controversial goal led to a dramatic equalizer for Peru and from there to the huge riots that took place in the stadium - unfortunately the road was very short.

The world's worst stadium disaster – Estadio Nacional, Lima


Iya, Penembakan Gas Air Mata.

328 Meninggal, 500 Luka-Luka.


— Fakta Bola ⚽ (@FaktaSepakbola) October 2, 2022

Soccer stadium in Accra, Ghana, 2001: 126 dead

A day after the disaster, the death toll stood at 123, while around 150 were injured.

After that three people were added to the death toll in the horrific incident.

It happened on May 9, 2001, when the police fired tear gas at fans of visiting Kumasi, who were trailing 2:1 against local side Accra, as a result of objects thrown onto the field by them.

The crowd, which of course could not stay in the stands, barely broke into the grass and hundreds of fans were crushed to death.

Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England, 1989: 97 dead

Perhaps the most famous disaster in the history of the industry.

On April 15, 1989, Liverpool and Nottingham Forest were set to play in the semi-final of the FA Cup at Sheffield's home stadium.

Many of the fans arrived later than usual due to traffic jams in the city, and there was tremendous pressure at the entrance to the stadium.

As a result, 94 people were crushed to death, after the police failed to prevent the terrible overcrowding and the unimaginable pressure.

Three more people later died of their injuries, the last of whom died last year.

Police fired tear gas at football supporters in a fatal attempt at "crowd control" in Malang, Indonesia.

death toll reportedly 60+ and rising, rivaling and possibly exceeding Hillsborough tragedy.

Police misuse of tear gas common and fatal in Indonesia.


— 🌱 (@mitatweets) October 1, 2022

Kathmandu Stadium in Nepal, 1988: 93 dead

The disaster that struck Nepal on March 12, 1988, did not necessarily occur because of the stadium itself, but because of a force majeure.

The match between the Jankpur Cigarette Factory team and the Bangladesh Liberation Army for the Challenge Shield title became extremely deadly when extremely stormy weather, accompanied by a lightning and hailstorm, caused the crowd to storm out of the field and push towards the locked exits.

The disaster claimed the lives of 93 people.

Dorotho Guamuch Flores Stadium in Guatemala City, Guatemala, 1996: 80 dead

On October 16, 1996, a national disaster occurred in Guatemala, minutes before the opening whistle between the local team and Costa Rica in the 1998 World Cup qualifiers. 80 people were killed and more than 140 were injured after a large number of fans tried to enter through one of the entrances, which was not large enough to accommodate this amount , and a horrific human avalanche was created, towards the bottom of the stand. 


On October 16, 1996, almost a hundred people lost their lives in Guatemala flattened in a tribune of the Doroteo Guamuch Flores stadium, in the preamble of an eliminatory match against Costa Rica heading for the World Cup... /kTfCm3Rzl7

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