Sports court lifts ban on Port Said soccer club
Sport's highest court has reprieved an Egyptian soccer club, whose fans cause a riot that led to the deaths of 74 people after a match in Port Said.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it partially upheld Al-Masry's appeal and overturned its ban from soccer next season.
CAS also lifted a relegation imposed by the Egyptian Football Association to send Al-Masry to the second tier in 2013-14.
However, the court says fans are banned from Al-Masry's home games ''for the next complete season.''
Al-Masry also cannot play matches in the Port Said stadium for ''four calendar years.''
Al-Masry fans rioted after a Feb. 1 match against Al-Ahly of Cairo.
The violence was linked to tensions following the downfall of state president Hosni Mubarak's regime last year.