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Video: Henry Winter: FIFA has questions to answer too ... and the whole world deserves the answers

Henry Winter

Published 02/02/2012 | 11:21

WHERE were the police? Where were the security forces? The appalling loss of life in Port Said needs investigating by Fifa, not just by the local authorities.

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Somebody needs to cut through all the tense politics seizing Egypt, establishing exactly what happened and ensuring a repeat is prevented.

Fifa owes a duty to the game globally to send a message that such tragedies will be looked into, that supporters have a right to attend games with proper safety systems in place. Fifa must remind the world that the game is a sport, not an arena for political point-scoring if that was the genesis behind last night’s carnage.

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