Bruxelles - Belgique
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The Heysel Stadium disaster occurred on 29 May 1985 when escaping fans were pressed against a wall in the Heysel Stadium in Brussels, Belgium, as a result of rioting before the start of the 1985 European Cup Final between Liverpool of England and Juventus of Italy. 39 Juventus fans died and 600 were injured.
Approximately one hour before the Liverpool-Juventus final was due to kick off, a large group of Liverpool fans breached a fence separating them from a "neutral area" which contained rival Juventus fans. The Juventus fans ran back on the terraces and away from the threat into a concrete retaining wall. Fans already seated near the wall were crushed; eventually the wall collapsed. Many people climbed over to safety, but many others died or were badly injured. The game was played despite the disaster in order to prevent further violence.
The tragedy resulted in all English football clubs being placed under an indefinite ban by UEFA from all European competitions (lifted in 1990–91), with Liverpool being excluded for an additional year and a number of Liverpool fans prosecuted for manslaughter. The disaster was later described as "the darkest hour in the history of the UEFA competitions".
Stade du Heysel (le drame survenu le 29 mai 1985, est l'une des tragédies les plus marquantes liées à une manifestation sportive, et due au hooliganisme. Il eut lieu à l'occasion de la finale de Coupe d'Europe des clubs champions 1984-1985 entre le Liverpool Football Club et la Juventus Football Club. Des grilles de séparation et un muret s'effondrèrent sous la pression et le poids de supporters, faisant 39 morts et plus de 600 blessés)
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