Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Stampede kills 22 at Ivory Coast qualifier
by Paul Kennedy, March 30th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[WORLD CUP 2010 QUALIFYING-AFRICA] At least 22 fans were killed and 132 injured in a stampede before Ivory Coast's World Cup qualifier against Malawi Sunday at Abidjan's Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium.

According to reports, fans started pushing and shoving to try to get into the stadium, and fans were crushed when a wall gave way 40 minutes before the start of the game.

The game drew a crowd of 35,000 Ivorian fans who came to watch European-based stars Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou, Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Eboue, among others. Ivory Coast won, 5-0.

Gabon created the biggest surprise on Day 1 of the final round of qualifying with a 2-1 win over Morocco in Casablanca. The loss was the first for the Lions of Atlas at home in a World Cup qualifier since 1981. In another Group A upset, Togo beat Cameroon, 1-0.

Group A
Togo 1 (Adebayor 11) Cameroon 0
Morocco 1 (al-Hamdaoui 84) Gabon 2 (Aubameyang 34, Meye 45)
Standings: Gabon, Togo 3 points; Morocco, Cameroon 0.

Group B

Kenya 1 (Oliech 69) Tunisia 2 (Jemal 6, Jomaa 71)
Mozambique 0 Nigeria 0
Standings: Tunisia 3 points; Mozambique, Nigeria 1; Kenya 0.

Group C

Rwanda 0 Algeria 0
Egypt 1 (Zaki 26) Zambia 1 (Kasonde 56)
Standings: Algeria, Rwanda, Egypt, Zambia 1 point.

Group D

Sudan 1 (al-Tahir 24) Mali 1 (Kanoute 20)
Ghana 1 (Tagoe 1) Benin 0.
Standings: Ghana 3 points; Mali, Sudan 1; Benin 0.

Group E

Burkina Faso 4 (Kere 22, Traore 29, Dagano pen. 54, 72) Guinea 2 (Feindouno pen. 67, Sylla 90)
Ivory Coast 5 (Koffi 1, Drogba pen. 6, 27, S.Kalou 59, B.Kone 71) Malawi 0
Standings: Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso 3 points; Guinea 0, Malawi.

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: CFU president Gordon Derrick    
"I think it is just politics, people are trying to create an atmosphere. If they can ...
Former USL PRO coach cleared on homicide charges    
Chris Spendlove, a former OKC Energy FC assistant coach, was cleared on charges in the death ...
Orlando City presents new details of downtown stadium    
Orlando City presented additional details of its $155 million downtown stadium that will have an increased ...
Video Pick: Amazing overhead golazo in Paraguay    
The Torneo Clausura season is still young in Paraguay, but it may already have its goal ...
Fox Sports will air all 306 Bundesliga matches    
Fox Sports will debut its coverage of the German Bundesliga on Aug. 14 when defending champion ...
NASL Roundup: Rowdies sign second No. 1 MLS draft pick    
First they signed Freddy Adu, Now, the Tampa Bay Rowdies have signed Omar Salgado, giving them ...
MLS All-Star Game averages 833,000 viewers    
Wednesday's AT&T MLS All-Star Game drew 548,000 viewers for Fox Sports 1's first broadcast of the ...
What They're Saying: Hugo Perez    
"I hereby thank the Salvadoran people for their support in regards to the position of national-team ...
ICYMI | MLS: Drogba gets a rock-star greeting in Montreal    
Hundreds of fans turned out to welcome Didier Drogba to Montreal. Philly's new signing, Tranquillo Barnetta, ...
U.S. Abroad: Torres absent from Copa Libertadores final    
After starting both legs of the semifinals, Jose Torres did not play for Mexico's Tigres in ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives