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Omani football fans injured as stadium’s glass barrier breaks

Sejuti Mourin

Almost 40 football fans from Oman were injured on Friday evening after a glass barrier broke during celebrations following the country’s Gulf Cup win over the United Arab Emirates.Oman claimed the title for only the second time in the nation’s history with a 5-4 penalty shoot out win after the game had ended scoreless after 120 minutes. The barrier at Jaber al-Ahmad International stadium broke as fans from Oman pressed against the glass during celebrations, with the team several metres below at pitch level. The Kuwait Football Association said on its Twitter account ‘around 40 people’ had been hospitalised for minor injuries and posted videos of some of those involved after they had received treatment.

Source : The Guardian, U.S.

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