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Corsica’s Furiani stadium disaster: The worst tragedy in French sport, 30 years on

By France24
28 October 2022   |   12:53 pm
On May 5, 1992, on the French island of Corsica, local football club Bastia were hosting Marseille for a French Cup semi-final. But what should have been a day of celebration turned into a nightmare. Less than 10 minutes before the start of the match, the top of the temporary metal stand that had been installed to double the Furiani stadium's capacity collapsed.

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