El Salvador ends football tournament early after deadly stampede

Supporters are helped by others following a stampede during a football match between Alianza and FAS at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, May 20, 2023. El Salvador’s football authorities are cancelling the country’s Clausura national tournament. – AFP pic, May 25, 2023.

CITING safety concerns, El Salvador’s football authorities announced yesterday they were cancelling the country’s Clausura national tournament following a stampede at a game over the weekend that killed 12.

“This measure has been taken in this way in response to the seriousness of the events, and the need to guarantee the safety conditions of the sports venues,” the national football federation and Liga Mayor clubs said in a statement.

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