As Sudan and Egypt drew one-all in their African football elimination game for the 1976 Olympics, in Cairo on Friday (2 May), the crowd rioted.
GV TILT DOWN FROM Flags TO stadium
GV Pan Teams lined up
GV Policemen seated
GV Egypt (in red shirts Sudan in white strip) playing right to left. Ball in play down field to Sudanese goal and Egypt attempt unsuccessful goal PAN TO crowd (2 shots)
GV PULL OUT Ball in sudanese net after successful Egyptian goal
GV Scoreboard shows Egypt ;leading one-nil
GV Second half play - ball headed into Egyptian net to equalise score one-all
SV Scoreboard - one-all PULL OUT TO crowd cheering
GV Crowds burning papers
GV Police lead rioting spectators from field
GVs Police attempt to control fighting, chair-throwing crowds (3 shots)
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Background: As Sudan and Egypt drew one-all in their African football elimination game for the 1976 Olympics, in Cairo on Friday (2 May), the crowd rioted. Spectators fought each other with firebrands, chairs and fists; the field was overrun with angry spectators protesting at the referee's decisions; and police fought with several of the crowd and arrested one Sudanese soldier who sparked off the rioting.
A number of spectators were injured.
Egypt's right half, Hassan Shehata scored first, 27 minutes after the start of the match -- the first leg of two. Sudanese centre forward Gagarin scored the equaliser in the 35th minute of the second half.
The second half will be played in Khartoum on May 30.