Africa Nations Cup qualifier cancelled after fans riot

Syndicated from IANS | Published on Sun, Oct 14 2012 13:57 IST | 9 Views | Add comment

An Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Senegal and Cote d'Ivoire was cancelled after home fans lit a fire and threw debris in the stadium.

Home fans started the riot when the match Saturday was 15 minutes from the end and visiting Cote d'Ivoire were 2-0 ahead, which meant Senegal would be eliminated following their first-leg 2-4 loss, reports Xinhua.

Tin cans and water bombs rained down and players were forced to gather in the centre circle.

After 40 minutes of suspension, organisers decided to call off the match.

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