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Soccer-French Parliament bans matches on May 5 to commemorate the stadium disaster

File Photo: May 1994-A policeman walks through the wreckage of the Furiani soccer stadium stand in Bastia, which collapsed during the French Cup match between Bastia and Marseille. As a result of the accident, 17 people were killed and more than 2000 were injured.Manslaughter trial begins on January 4th to find out who is responsible for the disaster

October 14, 2021

(Reuters) – The French Parliament passed a law banning professional soccer games in France on May 5 in memory of the victims of the 1992 Friani Stadium disaster on Corsica.

On May 5, 1992, Bastia’s Furiani stand collapsed before the French Cup semifinals with Olympique de Marseille, killing 18 people and injuring more than 2,300.

The ban had previously met opposition from the French League and the French Union.

The bill, which was passed by parliament last year, was adopted after the Senate voted in favor on Thursday.

The law covers League 1, League Two, French Cup and Champions Trophy matches.

(Report by Julien Pretot; edited by Toby Davis)



Soccer-French Parliament bans matches on May 5 to commemorate the stadium disaster

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