Some tragic moments in football


Football has given many happy moments around the world. And, football has also caused some painful moments. The ‘Rangshala scandal’ that took place in Nepal on Falgun 29, 2044 BS is also one of those incidents. The incident that took place during the match between Muktijoddha Club of Bangladesh and Janakpur Cigarette Factory of Nepal in the final of Tribhuvan Challenge Shield was also sad. Some tragic events in world football like the one in Nepal:

1.  April 5, 1902 (Scotland)

At least 25 people were killed and 517 injured when the Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland collapsed in 1902. The incident took place during an international match between England and Scotland. The game ended in a 1–1 draw but was later removed from the official game list.

2.  March 9, 1946 (England)

In 1946, 33 people were killed and 400 injured when a wall of Burden Park in Bolton, England, collapsed. The incident took place before the FA Cup match between Bolton Wanderers and Stoke City.  At least 33 people were killed when a wall collapsed on them.

3.  May 24, 1964 (Peru)

At least 300 people were killed in Lima, Peru. More than 500 people were injured. The incident happened while the home team was playing against Argentina for the Olympic qualifiers at the Riots Stadium in Peru. During the game, the home team’s goal with two minutes left in the game was not recognized by the referee and 300 people were killed due to the commotion of the human crowd.

4.  June 23, 2968 (Argentina)

The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a rally in Buenos Aires, killing at least 74 people and wounding 150 others. This incident took place when a match was played between River Plate and Boca Juniors. However, 74 supporters lost their lives when the crowd got out of control and trampled on as they headed in the wrong direction.

5.  October 20, 1982 (Russia)

Sixty-six supporters were killed in a stampede between Russian club and the Netherlands’ club Harlem at the Luzhnik Stadium in the Russian capital Moscow during the UEFA Cup.

6.  May 29, 1985 (Belgium)

During the 1985 European Cup final between English clubs Liverpool and Juventus, 39 supporters lost their lives in a scuffle between supporters of the two clubs at the Hassel Stadium in the Belgian capital.

7.  April 15, 1989 (England)

On April 15, 1989, 97 people were killed and hundreds injured in a stampede between supporters at Hills Borf Stadium in Sheffield, England. The last victim of the incident died last June.

8.  January 13, 1991 (South Africa)

At least 40 people were killed in South Africa. Many of them were killed when they stumbled upon a riot control bar on the ground. The death toll from the mob was even higher when other spectators, terrified, tried to get out.

9.  October 16, 1996 (Guatemala)

At least 84 people Were killed and 147 injured in Guatemalan capital, Guatemala City. As many as 84 supporters were killed in a stampede during a World Cup qualifier between the home team and Costa Rica.

10.  April 11, 2001 (South Africa)

At least 43 supporters were killed in a stampede during a football match at Ellis Park in the South African capital, Johannesburg.

11.  February 1, 2012 (Egypt)

At least 74 people were killed and more than 500 were injured when a car bomb exploded at an Egyptian police recruiting center at Kisak, west of Mosul. FIFA banned the Egyptian League for two years due to the incident.

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