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Heysel still has its impact 25 year later

Heysel still has its impact 25 year later

After living through the Heysel Stadium tragedy first hand 25 years ago, FIFA medical chief Michel D'Hooghe knows the importance of planning.
For the World Cup in South Africa, D'Hooghe went through the long list of emergency preparations _ available doctors, nearby hospitals, first aid _ in case the unthinkable would happen, a disaster at a World Cup stadium.
D'Hooghe says "you cannot foresee everything. But I can assure you that never have so many precautions been taken. We have prepared for everything possible."
On May 29, 1985, 39 fans died _ many crushed to death _ when they tried to flee a rush by hooligans at the European Cup final between Liverpool and Juventus at Heysel.


Updated : 2021-04-12 02:48 GMT+08:00