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Egypt suspends all football in the country

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Egypt's friendly against USA was cancelled earlier in the week

The Egyptian Football Association have suspended the country's football league indefinitely.

The EFA said in a statement that action would resume once stability has been restored in the nation.

Anti-government protests have been taking place in Cairo and other cities for almost two weeks.

Egypt's Premier League games were suspended last week, but now matches across all four divisions as well as youth games have also been postponed.

Protesters have this week stepped up their campaign to oust President Hosni Mubarak after a authoritarian reign of almost 30 years, with pro-Mubarak and anti-Mubarak groups fighting street battles in the capital city.

Dozens have been killed since the protests began.

Earlier this week, USA cancelled a friendly international against Egypt scheduled for next Wednesday.

The second leg of Cairo club Zamalek's African Champions League qualifying tie against Ulinzi of Kenya, scheduled for Cairo on 13 February, is also in doubt.

Zamalek won the first leg match 4-0 on Saturday but the team was then stranded in Kenya because of the violence at home.

There are reports that Zamalek have requested permission from the Confederation of African Football to play the game in Libya.



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