Nearly 40 football supporters from Oman were injured on Friday evening after a glass barrier broke during celebrations following the country’s Gulf Cup win over the United Arab Emirates.
The incident occurred at the Jaber International Stadium after Oman claimed the title for the second time in the nation’s history with a 5-4 penalty shoot-out win following a scoreless 120 minutes play.
During wild celebrations, the fans pressed against the glass, which suddenly broke, leaving nearly 40 football supporters to fall from the fans stand.
According to reports, the wounded supporters were taken to the nearby Farwaniya Hospital to receive treatment following the incident at the 60-000-capacity stadium in Kuwait City.
The Kuwait Football Association later confirmed on its Twitter account that ‘around 40 people’ had been hospitalised for minor injuries, while others whose injuries weren’t serious were treated at the scene.
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