Tehran: At least three die after international football match
At least three people were killed and 30 others wounded in a stampede when tens of thousands of soccer fans were leaving Tehran's Azadi stadium after the Iran-Japan football game ended, officials in charge of Fayyazbakhsh Hospital announced on Friday night.
According to IRNA, the death toll might be higher. Indeed, some foreign news agencies reported Saturday that there were five victims.
Deputy Head of Iran's Football Federation H. Alipour said that authorities are due to follow up the case. The Iran-Japan World Cup qualifier football match ended 2-1 in favor of Iran's national side.