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FIFA President mourns Iskanderiyah tragedy

FIFA President Gianni Infantino gives a press conference following an executive meeting
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Statement from FIFA President Gianni Infantino on the tragedy that occurred on Friday at a football match in Iraq:

"I'm shocked and terribly saddened to have learnt about the awful tragedy, which occurred yesterday at a football game in Iskanderiyah, Iraq.

Around the world, football unites people. It is a very sad day when people, going to a match together, become the victims of such violence.

On behalf of FIFA and the global football community, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the victims' families.

Our thoughts are with all those affected by this tragedy and all our football friends in Iraq."

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