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Fifa president Gianni Infantino says it is a 'dark day' for football after Indonesian stadium disaster

BBC Sport Sunday, 2 October 2022
Fifa president Gianni Infantino says it is a "dark day" for football after at least 125 people are killed in a crush at a match in Indonesia.
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News video: Indonesian football stadium stampede leaves 125 dead

Indonesian football stadium stampede leaves 125 dead 03:22

At least 125 people, including 32 children, died in Indonesia's stadium crush on the 1 October, as police moved to punish those responsible for one of the deadliest disasters in football history.

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