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Africa Nations Cup qualifier cancelled after fans riot

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 08:30 hrs

Dakar (Senegal), Oct 14 (IANS) An Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Senegal and Cote d'Ivoire was cancelled after home fans lit a fire and threw debris in the stadium.

Home fans started the riot when the match Saturday was 15 minutes from the end and visiting Cote d'Ivoire were 2-0 ahead, which meant Senegal would be eliminated following their first-leg 2-4 loss, reports Xinhua.

Tin cans and water bombs rained down and players were forced to gather in the centre circle.

After 40 minutes of suspension, organisers decided to call off the match.




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