FIFA donate $250k to families

2012-02-08 09:01
Sepp Blatter (AFP)
Johannesburg - FIFA have revealed they will donate $250 000 to the families of the 74 people who were killed in a football riot in Egypt last week.

The victims died when violence erupted following the clash between rival clubs al-Masry and al-Ahly in Port Said.

FIFA confirmed through a statement that the sum will be payed into the charity account which was opened by al-Ahly on Sunday.

"I stated after the tragedy that this day was a black day for football," said FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

"I'm still very shocked by what happened. Many of the victims were so young. They were also a crucial support for their families, who now need help.

"The football community, including FIFA, must assist its Egyptian brothers and sisters."

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