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Stadium tragedy exposes Indonesia's troubled soccer history

Oct. 02, 2022 22:10 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Gaining the right to host next year’s Under-20 World Cup was a major milestone in Indonesia’s soccer development, raising hopes that a successful tournament would turn around long-standing problems that have blighted the sport in this country of 277 million people. ...

A look at some of the world's major crowd disasters

Oct. 02, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

Police fired tear gas after violence broke out at an Indonesian soccer match in East Java province when Persebaya Surabaya beat Arema Malang 3-2. Panic and a rush for the exit left at least 125 dead, most of whom were trampled, police said Sunday. Here's a look at some of the major crowd disasters...

Soccer world reacts to disaster at Indonesia stadium

Oct. 02, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A minute of silence was observed before soccer matches around the world on Sunday in honor of victims of the disaster at a stadium in Indonesia that claimed at least 125 lives, and top players, coaches and leagues sent condolences and messages of support. Most of the...

125 die as tear gas triggers crush at Indonesia soccer match

Oct. 02, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — Police firing tear gas after an Indonesian soccer match in an attempt to stop violence triggered a disastrous crush of fans making a panicked, chaotic run for the exits, leaving at least 125 people dead, most of them trampled upon or suffocated. Attention...

French soccer game suspended for 15 minutes after tear gas

Oct. 02, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

TOULOUSE, France (AP) — Play was briefly suspended in a French league soccer game on Sunday after tear gas coming from the stands left some players struggling to breathe. Host Toulouse was leading Montpellier 4-1 when play was stopped in the second half and the referee decided to...

A look at major soccer-related crowd disasters

Oct. 02, 2022 09:40 AM EDT

Police fired tear gas after violence broke out at a soccer match in East Java province in Indonesia as Persebaya Surabaya beat Arema Malang 3-2. Panic and a rush for the exit left at least 125 dead, most of whom were trampled, police said Sunday. Here is a look at some of the worst soccer-related...

EXPLAINER: What's behind Indonesia's deadly soccer match?

Oct. 02, 2022 08:47 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Violence, tear gas and a deadly crush that erupted following a domestic league soccer match Saturday night marked another tragedy in Indonesian football. Here's a look at how the chaos occurred and what is being done to prevent future incidents: ___ ...

Authorities: Death toll after riots at an Indonesian soccer match Saturday climbed to 174, with more than 100 injured

Oct. 02, 2022 02:43 AM EDT
MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities: Death toll after riots at an Indonesian soccer match Saturday climbed to 174, with more than 100 injured.

Trump at center of Oath Keepers novel defense in Jan. 6 case

Oct. 01, 2022 13:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The defense team in the Capitol riot trial of the Oath Keepers leader is relying on an unusual strategy with Donald Trump at the center. Lawyers for Stewart Rhodes, founder of the extremist group, are poised to argue that jurors cannot find him guilty of seditious...

NFL's handling of concussions questioned after Tua's injury

Sep. 30, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

The NFL’s handling of concussions has evolved dramatically from the days when players were given smelling salts on the bench and sent back into the game. The league and the NFL Players Association have implemented extensive protocols and hired unaffiliated neurotrauma consultants...