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5 killed, 40 wounded as football fans leave Azadi stadium after Iran-Japan game

Tehran, March 26, IRNA-Five people were trampled to death and 40 others were wounded in a crush of spectators after Iran-Japan World Cup qualifier on Friday evening. The crush happened when tens of thousands of soccer fans were leaving the stadium after the game ended.

photo: ISNA

Deputy Head of Iran's Football Federation H. Alipour said that a headquarters is due to be established to follow up the case of wounded people.

Members of the family of one of the victims who lost their lives at Azadi Sport Complex on Friday evening called for prosecution of the individual(s) responsible for the event.

The Iran-Japan World Cup qualifier football match ended 2-1 in favor of Iran's national side.

photo: ISNA

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