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EgypthaschosensixvenuesacrossfivecitiestohostthisyearsAfricanNationsCupfinals,localmediareported,includingthePortSaidStadiumwhere72supportersdiedinthecountrysworstviolenceatasoccervenuein2012。

Afteraboardmeeting,theEgyptianFootballAssociation(EFA)confirmedthatCairoStadium,BorgelArabStadiuminAlexandriaandIsmailiastadiumareamongthevenueschosenforthetournament。

Othervenuesarethearmy-ownedJune30Stadium,ontheoutskirtsofCairo,andtheSuezstadium。

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000-seaterCairoStadiumhostedthefinalsofpreviousNationsCuptournamentsin1986and2006。

TheJune30stadiumreplacesAlSalam,anothervenueonCairosoutskirtswhichhoststhedomesticandAfricanChampionsLeaguematchesofthecountry’smostpopularclub,AlAhly。

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ThePortSaidStadiumwasclosedforfiveyearsafterthe2012disasterthatfollowedaleaguematchbetweenAlMasryandAlAhly。

AlMasrysupporterswereaccusedofincitingviolencewithmanyofthedeadcrushedwhenpanickedspectatorstriedtoescapefromthestadiumafterapost-matchpitchinvasionbyhomesupporters。

Othersfellorwerethrownfromterraces。

AlMasry,thehomeclub,wereonlyallowedtoreturntothevenue12monthsago。

Thisyear’sNationsCupkicksoffonJune21andhasbeenexpandedtoinclude24teams。

ThedrawforthegroupstagewilltakeplaceinCairoonApril12。