An Egyptian court has confirmed the death sentences of 21 people for their role in a major soccer stadium riot last year. After the decision, angry fans stormed the national soccer federation's office and set it ablaze.
A Cairo court has sentenced 75 people to death over their involvement in a 2013 sit-in protest in support of the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood. At least 600 people were killed when security forces broke up the protest.
In the West, many people are wondering if mass brawls among fans will mark the World Cup in Russia. Russian fans have a negative image in Europe, with many remembering the riots in Marseille during the 2016 European Cup.
Scuffles have broken out across the Netherlands over the fictional character Black Pete, who traditionally helps St. Nick distribute Christmas presents to children who have been good.
Hosts Russia thrashed Saudi Arabia in the opening match of World Cup 2018. Denis Cheryshev and Aleksandr Golovin both scored early contenders for goal of the tournament in an emphatic 5-0 win.
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