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Blatter saddened by Egyptian tragedy

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter attends the 2015 African Cup of Nations final

FIFA President Blatter has sent a letter of condolence to Mohamed Gamal, the President of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), following the tragic events at the match between Zamalek and ENPPI, in which a number of people lost their lives. FIFA President Blatter also extended an offer of support to the EFA, adding that FIFA would be on hand for any help required in the aftermath of the tragedy.

"I would like to express my deepest condolences to the Egyptian football community for the tragic events that occurred at last night’s match in Cairo between Zamalek and ENPPI," Blatter wrote.

"My thoughts and sympathies are with the families of all those who have lost their lives yesterday evening. It is so sad that a game of football, which should be the scene of joy and positive emotions, should be overshadowed in this way.

"We await the results of the investigation into this tragedy and are ready to provide the Egyptian Football Association with any support they may need in dealing with the aftermath of this event," FIFA President Blatter concluded.

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