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Egypt-Algeria World Cup anger turns violent in Cairo

Riot police in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, pushed back a violent demonstration near the Algerian embassy in the early hours of Friday.

Egyptian protesters reportedly hurled firebombs at police protecting the embassy and overturned a police van.

Egypt's Interior Ministry said 35 people were injured.

The clashes stem from Egypt's defeat by Algeria in a World Cup qualifying match on Wednesday, securing Algeria the last African place for next year's finals.

Protesters were incensed after hearing reports of Egyptian fans being attacked after Algeria beat Egypt 1-0 on Wednesday.


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